This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Stiff fibres from hagfish slime, and tailoring cotton’s properties

17-09-17 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 how hagfish slime can be turned into stiff fibres, cotton with tailored properties such as fluorescence and magnetism, 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

Turning hagfish slime into an ultra-stiff fibre: [Article] [Study*]

DNA robot picks up, sorts, and delivers cargo: [Article] [Study (£)]

A cheaper way to make a moth sex pheromone: [Article] [Study (£)]

Tellurene joins the 2D materials family: [Article] [Study (£)]

Chemically modified cotton gives tailored properties: [Article] [Study (£)]


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