Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on a soy-based replacement for plastic microbeads, the possible chemical explanation for a river in Russia turning red, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.
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.
Soy-based alternative to plastic microbeads in soaps: [Article]
Metallurgical waste turns Russian river red: [Article]
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