17-10-22 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 heavy element synthesis in neutron star collisions, the real-time observation of the growth of a single polymer chain, 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

Neutron star merger reveals heavy element synthesis: [Article] [Study (£)]

Experiment shows that polymers grow in spurts: [Article] [Study (£)]

Two new tuberculosis drugs enter human trials: [Article]

Engineered bacteria build golden microstructures: [Article] [Study (£)]

Prozac increases ‘risky’ behaviour of crabs: [Article] [Study]


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