This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Glass definition argument, and beetroot colour origin

17-10-29 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

First stable molecule with an aluminium double bond: [Article] [Study (£)]

Researchers argue for glass to be defined as a liquid: [Article] [Study (£)]

Toothpaste compounds build up in toothbrushes: [Article] [Study (£)]

Fuel additive nanoparticles affect summer bees: [Article] [Study*]

Tyrosine excess leads to red colour of beetroot: [Article] [Study (£)]


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1 reply on “This Week in Chemistry – Glass definition argument, and beetroot colour origin”

hi Andy,
Could you please do an article on petrolatum? What are the ingredient and how do they look like in a tub of Vaseline and petroleum jelly alternatives?

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