This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Copper’s Role in Sulfurous Smells, and Anti-Ripening Food Packaging

16-10-02 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 how copper plays a role in helping us smell bad-smelling sulfur compounds, a commercial application of metal organic frameworks that keeps foods fresher for longer, 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. 


Featured Stories

Copper helps us detect bad-smelling sulfur compounds: [Article] [Study (£)]

Blooming flower made from programmable polymer: [Article] [Study]

MOF food packaging keeps food fresher for longer: [Article]

Glowing polymer reveals mercury ions in fish: [Article] [Study (£)]

Anti-oxidant coating could reduce boat biofouling: [Article] [Study (£)]


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