Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on using electric fields to lower the fat content of chocolate, human-made pollutant chemicals discovered in deep ocean trenches, 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.
Organic pollutants detected in deepest oceans: [Article]
Electric field helps lower fat content of chocolate: [Article] [Study (£)]
‘Dark hydrogen’ could be found in gas giants: [Article] [Study (£)]
Turning plastic waste into liquid fuel: [Article] [Study (£)]
Greener separation of rare earth elements with bacteria: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Printing press produces metal alloy nanoparticles: [Article] [Study (£)]
Ultra-thin solar cells can bend around a pencil: [Article] [Study (£)]
Rhenium catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide with visible light: [Article] [Study (£)]
Carbon nanobubbles act as nano reactors: [Article] [Study (£)]
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