This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Olympic Pool Problems, and Shrimp-Based Wine Preservatives

16-08-14 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 Olympic diving pool chemistry debacle, how squid proteins can enable self-repairing fabrics, 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

Shrimp shell preservatives help keep wine fresh: [Article] [Study (£)]

Non-industrial perfluorinated chemical contamination: [Article] [Study]

Squid proteins enable self-repairing fabrics: [Article] [Study (£)]

Pool chemistry problems strike the Rio Olympics: [Article]

Radiocarbon dating identifies longest lived vertebrate: [Article] [Study (£)]


Other Stories This Week

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