This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Detecting Explosives with Spinach, and Fighting Pollution with a Giant Vacuum

16-11-06 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 tweaked spinach can be used to detect explosives in groundwater, a sensor to gauge the pungency of ginger, 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

Carbon nanotubes turn spinach into explosive detector: [Article] [Study]

Giant vacuum cleaner filters polluted city air: [Article]

Electrochemical ‘gingermeter’ gauges potency of ginger: [Article] [Study (£)]

Reprintable paper can be reused up to 40 times: [Article] [Study (£)]

Metal-stuffed channels observed in structure of beryl: [Article] [Study]


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