This Week in Chemistry – VX Implicated in Assassination, and Metallic Hydrogen Sample Lost

17-02-26 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 the proposed chemical culprit behind Kim Jong-nam’s assassination, the loss of a sample of metallic hydrogen, 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

VX the prime suspect in Kim Jong-nam assassination: [Article]

Metallic hydrogen sample lost during further tests: [Article]

Predicting the smell of molecules from their structures: [Article] [Study]

Nanoparticle-based fertiliser releases nutrients slowly: [Article] [Study]

Antimicrobial substances found in Komodo dragon blood: [Article] [Study (£)]


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