Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features both colour-changing and self-repairing polymers, a metal foam that turns bullets into dust on impact, 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.
Structure of antidepressant target protein solved: [Article] [Study]
Polymer allows colour-changing camouflage clothing: [Article] [Study]
Self-repairing polymer could modernise wound dressings: [Article] [Study]
Metal foam turns bullets to dust on impact: [Article] [Study (£)]
Scientists successfully store and retrieve images using DNA: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Tighter EU controls on BPA in food packaging planned: [Article]
Paper-based test helps detect food poisoning bacteria: [Article] [Study (£)]
FDA plans new recommendations for arsenic levels in infant rice cereal: [Article]
Aromaticity of a macrocycle tweaked by addition of base: [Article] [Study (£)]
Bendable white LEDs using gallium nitride nanowires: [Article] [Study]
Some fracking sites may not require use of biocides: [Article] [Study]
Researchers produce ribose in comet-like lab conditions: [Article] [Study (£)]
Unstable dyes to blame for fading Van Gogh Colours: [Article] [Study]
New forms of 2D boron synthesised: [Article] [Study]
Strained catalytic sites boost water-splitting process: [Article] [Study]
UK researchers synthesise mimic of key vision protein: [Article] [Study (£)]
New metallic glass is strong and shock-resistant: [Article] [Study]
Gecko-inspired adhesives lead to stretchy, conductive silicone patches: [Article] [Study]
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