This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Sorting Whiskies, and a Partial Explanation for French Drug Trial Deaths

17-06-11 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 research which provides some explanation for the tragic deaths in a French drug trial, a sensor array that can distinguish between different whiskies, 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


Coral skeletons identify past underwater eruptions: [Article] [Study (£)]

Enzyme explanation for French clinical trial tragedy: [Article] [Study (£)]

New photoreactor boosts light-mediated reaction rate: [Article] [Study]

Test strips used to help prevent fentanyl overdose: [Article]

Using a sensor array to sort different whiskies: [Article] [Study (£)]


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