This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A Helium Deposit Discovery, and Turning CDs into Useful Plastics

16-07-03 This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on the discovery of a large new helium deposit, how ocean acidification could interfere with the chemical signalling of marine organisms, 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. 


Featured Stories

One of the world’s largest helium deposits unearthed: [Article]

Ocean acidification scrambles marine organism senses: [Article] [Study (£)]

Portable $2 test detects Zika in patient saliva: [Article] [Study]

Nanoparticles help to get shampoo out of the bottle: [Article] [Study (£)]

Recycling polycarbonates into other plastics: [Article] [Study (£)]


Other Stories This Week

The Antarctic ozone hole is on the mend: [Article] [Study (£)]

Cyclic ferrocene system could find applications in electronic devices: [Article] [Study]

New sensor could detect blood sugar levels using tears: [Article] [Study (£)]

Sulfate aerosols implicated in global warming slowdown: [Article]

Glyphosate temporarily reauthorised in EU until end of 2017: [Article]

Colour changing polymers help detect damage: [Article] [Study]


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