This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Edible Food Packaging & Recycling Battery Metals with Fungi

16-08-28 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 edible food packaging from milk proteins, a new inorganic benzene analog, 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

Inorganic benzene created with silicon and group 15 elements: [Article] [Study (£)]

Iron nanoparticles could help lead leach into tap water: [Article] [Study (£)]

Berkelium combines properties of curium and californium: [Article] [Study (£)]

Recycling metals from batteries using fungal acids: [Article] (ACS Philadelphia)

Making edible food packaging from milk proteins: [Article] (ACS Philadelphia)


Other Stories This Week

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1 reply on “This Week in Chemistry – Edible Food Packaging & Recycling Battery Metals with Fungi”

the possible impact on the environment of the milk protein packaging is astronomical; i will definitely be watching for updates as their progress with bringing it to the shelves continues.

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