Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features colour-shifting nanostructures bringing us a step closer to adaptive camouflage, the findings of the investigation into the explosion at a warehouse in Tianjin, China, last year, 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.
‘Chameleon’ skin changes colour to match background: [Article] [Study (£)]
Molecule kills malaria parasite in mice with few side effects: [Article] [Study]
Cause of Tianjin explosion identified by investigators: [Article]
Thinner, stronger condoms using nano cellulose from grass: [Article] [Study (£)]
Substituted benzene has largest neutral molecule dipole: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
‘Forbidden’ diazo compounds help form carbon-carbon bonds: [Article] [Study]
Cylindrical solar cells maintain constant output at different times of day: [Article] [Study (£)]
New type of ice with record low density predicted: [Article] [Study]
Ionic liquids used to make wearable body movement sensors: [Article] [Study (£)]
Producing stronger gluten proteins for bioplastics: [Article] [Study (£)]
Doubts increasing about BPA substitute BPS: [Article] [Study (£)]
Lasers make fullerenes look like superconductors: [Article] [Study]
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