Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features an Android app that can be used to gauge whether or not beer has gone stale, a mini drug factory that can make liquid doses of four different common drugs, 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.
Phone app uses colorimetry to measure beer freshness: [Article] [Study]
Mini drug factory makes doses of four different drugs: [Article] [Study (£)]
Silver nanoparticles in clothing lost during first wash: [Article] [Study (£)]
Transparent wood as a glass window alternative: [Article] [Study]
New epigenetic mark found in the DNA of mammals: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Quantum tunnelling makes water molecules act like meshed cogs: [Article] [Study (£)]
Chemists prove technetium carbide doesn’t exist: [Article] [Study (£)]
Grapefruit-scented compound to be tested as mosquito repellent: [Article]
Newly discovered white dwarf has an atmosphere of near-pure oxygen: [Article] [Study (£)]
Concerns over cadmium and lead in costume jewellery: [Article] [Study]
Bubbling air into sea water could help combat acidification: [Article] [Study (£)]
Hydrogen-fuelled car breaks two records in a week: [Article]
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