Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on fingerprinting techniques for polymer notes, marine environment contamination from cigarette butts, 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.
Metals from cigarette butts contaminate Persian Gulf: [Article] [Study (£)]
Honeycomb polymer spheres trap radioactive iodine: [Article] [Study (£)]
Chemists cut Tamiflu synthesis time from thirty hours to one : [Article] [Study (£)]
New fingerprinting techniques for polymer notes in development: [Article] [Study (£)]
Graphene packaging vastly reduces water permeability: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Soot from burning oil may have wiped out dinosaurs: [Article] [Study]
Using olive oil waste to produce surfactants: [Article] [Study (£)]
Stitching hydrogen fluoride into a fullerene cage: [Article] [Study]
Silk hydrogel releases chemotherapy drugs over time: [Article] [Study (£)]
Wireless badges detect exposure to hazardous chemicals: [Article] [Study (£)]
Making carbon foam with super-toasted bread: [Article] [Study (£)]
Graphene sheets tear themselves to ribbons: [Article] [Study]
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