Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features how spruce cones could be an unlikely source for a carbon capture material, a frost-preventing coating inspired by a desert beetle, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.
Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.
Spruce cones as an unlikely carbon dioxide capture material: [Article] [Study (£)]
Colour-changing nanoparticles spot right-handed amino acids: [Article] [Study (£)]
Beetle-inspired chemical micropatterns keep surfaces frost-free: [Article] [Study (£)]
Compound with one of highest oxygen contents ever synthesised: [Article] [Study (£)]
Chemical fingerprints reveal fraudulent saffron: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Water-resistant perovskite cell maintains efficiency for three weeks: [Article] [Study (£)]
New material gives self-cleaning, anti-glare windows: [Article] [Study]
First metal complex containing single, double, & triple nitrogen bonds: [Article] [Study]
Interwoven organic chemicals form molecular fabric: [Article] [Study (£)]
Graphene oxide-based, touch-sensitive electronic devices: [Article] [Study (£)]
Using molecular ‘cannons’ to fire nanobullets of drugs into tissue: [Article] [Study (£)]
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