Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on the first discovery of a chiral compound in space, how to improve the flavour of your morning coffee, 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.
First detection of a chiral molecule in space: [Article] [Study (£)]
Using espresso machines to extract PAHs from soil: [Article] [Study (£)]
Chilled coffee beans make for better tasting coffee: [Article] [Study]
Making metal organic frameworks from plastic bottles: [Article] [Study (£)]
+10 oxidation state platinum compound predicted: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
New nanomaterial loses moisture as humidity rises: [Article] [Study]
New xenon oxides may help solve ‘missing xenon’ paradox: [Article] [Study (£)]
3D polymer turns methane into methanol: [Article] [Study]
Fluorescent colour-changing paper detects arsenic in drinking water: [Article] [Study (£)]
Single molecule switch flipped on and off by light: [Article] [Study (£)]
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