#ChemMonthly May 2018: Fighting the cold virus, a new type of isomerism, and Pluto’s methane dunes

ChemMonthly May 2018
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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a small molecule that stops cold virus replication, methane ice dunes on the surface of Pluto, a new type of isomerism, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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. 

Small molecule stops cold virus replication: [Article] [Study (£)]

Illegal CFC production could slow ozone layer recovery: [Article] [Study (£)]

New process to make aluminium avoids carbon dioxide production: [Article]

A new type of isomerism discovered: akamptisomerism: [Article] [Study (£)]

New process converts old newspapers into hydrogen: [Article] [Study (£)]

Lead in ice cores tracks Rome’s prosperity and decline: [Article] [Study]

Method separates chiral molecules with magnets: [Article] [Study (£)]

Pluto’s surface has dunes of methane ice: [Article] [Study]

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