This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Firefighting Phone Batteries and Light-Triggered On-Demand Pain Relief

17-01-22 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 a firefighting lithium ion battery, light-triggered on-demand pain relief, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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Featured Stories

A lithium battery that releases flame retardants: [Article] [Study]

Triggering pain relief on demand using light: [Article] [Study (£)]

BPA designated ‘substance of very high concern’ in EU: [Article] [Study]

Research unleashes graphene’s superconductivity: [Article] [Study]

Gecko-inspired adhesive sticks and unsticks with UV light: [Article] [Study (£)]


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2 replies on “This Week in Chemistry – Firefighting Phone Batteries and Light-Triggered On-Demand Pain Relief”

Cool topics!
For the adhesive, I think you mean AZObenzene not AVObenzene (there is avobenzone, but it does not isomerize via UV). Also, I think the polymer used is polyDImethylsiloxane – I’ve never really seen the mono-methyl form used that way.
Keep up the good work!

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