Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on proposed names for the periodic table’s four new elements, a molecular motor driven by ‘chemical fuel’, 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.
Names proposed for periodic table’s four new elements: [Article]
First autonomous chemically-fuelled molecular motors: [Article] [Study]
Rock-injected carbon dioxide solidifies within two years: [Article] [Study (£)]
New artificial leaf’s CO2 reduction efficiency exceeds that of plants: [Article] [Study (£)]
Rodent research suggests acetate role in obesity: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Unreactive cyclopentadienyl ligand can be protonated: [Article] [Study 1 (£)] [Study 2 (£)]
Exposure to LED light sources degrades quality of milk: [Article] [Study]
UV light and heat switch between ionic liquid and solid polymer: [Article] [Study (£)]
New forensic method reveals person’s age and time of crime: [Article] [Study (£)]
First stable zero-valent beryllium compounds produced: [Article] [Study]
Analysis shows Tutankhamun’s dagger contained meteoric iron: [Article] [Study (£)]
π electron repulsion explains bond length irregularities in conjugated molecules: [Article] [Study]
Silver-containing zeolites could be used as emitters in lighting: [Article] [Study (£)]
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