This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Self-destructing electronics, and how poison frogs avoid poisoning themselves

17-09-10 This Week in ChemistryHere’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on self-destructing electronics which could find military and biomedical uses, the discovery of how poison dart frogs avoid poisoning themselves, 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

Self-destructing circuitry for electronic devices: [Article] [Study (£)]

Mutation stops poison dart frogs poisoning themselves: [Article] [Study (£)]

Problems with paints that remove ai pollution: [Article] [Study*]

Nanodiamonds make lithium ion batteries safer: [Article] [Study]

Misidentified molecule revision for 15 year old paper: [Article] [Study (£)]


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