This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A slug slime-inspired adhesive, and the world’s worst conductor

17-07-30 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 on a slug slime-inspired surgical adhesive, siloxane wires which set a record for the worst electrical conductivity, 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

Slug slime inspires strong surgical adhesive: [Article] [Study (£)]

Dichloromethane use could delay ozone layer recovery: [Article] [Study]

Siloxane nanowires are world’s worst conductor: [Article] [Study (£)]

Liquid gallium-palladium droplets catalyse reactions: [Article] [Study]

Device detects explosive odours to improve dog training: [Article] [Study (£)]


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