17-01-29 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 claimed production of metallic hydrogen in the lab, Samsung’s explanation for why Galaxy Note 7 batteries caught fire, 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. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read.


Featured Stories

Lab-made metallic hydrogen claim scrutinised: [Article] [Study (£)]

Rising temperatures will boost fish methylmercury levels: [Article] [Study (£)]

Samsung details causes of Galaxy Note 7 fires: [Article]

Just two compounds mimic the odour of durian fruit: [Article] [Study (£)]

Blood repellent surface reduces implant clot risk: [Article] [Study (£)]


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