Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features graphene-based microbots that could help remove lead from water, a new simple carbon-carbon bond forming reaction, 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.
Graphene nanobots help remove lead from wastewater: [Article] [Study (£)]
Super-stretchy polymer could have artificial muscle applications: [Article] [Study (£)]
Gold nanowires make batteries endure more recharges: [Article] [Study]
Bacteria aid in rare earth metal separation: [Article] [Study]
New reaction forms carbon-carbon bonds at room temperature: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Hunger hormone may promote fat storage rather than driving appetite: [Article] [Study (£)]
Paper sensor helps monitor patient respiration: [Article] [Study (£)]
Press to activate antibacterial capsules in bandages: [Article] [Study (£)]
Suzuki reaction intermediates observed and characterised: [Article] [Study (£)]
Fireflies inspire brighter light emitting diodes: [Article] [Study]
Graphene-containing sponge detects pressure & vibrations: [Article] [Study (£)]
Dissolving electrodes could ease pain of epilepsy surgery: [Article] [Study]
Three endocrine-disrupting herbicides banned by EU: [Article]
Light helps bacteria enzyme convert nitrogen to ammonia: [Article] [Study (£)]
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