This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A yeast that makes fatty acids from urine, and an algorithm that maps out reaction routes

17-08-27 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 new strain of yeast which can convert urine to fatty acids and which may find applications in space travel, an algorithm which produces reaction routes, 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. This week also features research presented at the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Washington DC.


Featured Stories

Yeast recycles urine into fatty acids and polymers: [Article] (ACS DC)

Analysing water quality from water droplet evaporation: [Article] (ACS DC)

Magnetic beads clean up sunblock chemical from the sea: [Article] (ACS DC)

Microwaves reveal new properties of black phosphorus: [Article] [Study (£)]

Algorithm successfully maps out reaction routes: [Article] [Study]


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