This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Rock nitrate storage concerns, and Pluto’s hydrocarbon haze

17-11-19 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 concerns about the storage of nitrate compounds in fertilisers in rocks underground, a suggested reason why Pluto is colder than expected, 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

Concerns over rock storage of fertiliser nitrates: [Article] [Study]

Easier method for tagging drugs with heavy hydrogen: [Article] [Study (£)]

Hydrocarbon haze explains Pluto’s cool temperature: [Article] [Study (£)]

Drug repairs some brain function in lead-poisoned rats: [Article] [Study (£)]

‘Twistacene’ with record twisted angle prepared: [Article] [Study (£)]


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