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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a catalyst that can transform single-use plastics into lubricants, copernicium’s liquid behaviour, and more! Links to articles and studies for all the featured stories 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.

Simulations show copernicium behaves like a liquid: [Article] [Study]

Catalyst transforms single-use plastics into lubricants: [Article] [Study (£)]

Small molecules clear Huntington’s disease protein: [Article] [Study (£)]

Battery-like device removes carbon dioxide: [Article] [Study]

Lithium-ion batteries win 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize: [Article] [Graphic]

Electrochemical process makes cement without the carbon emissions: [Article] [Study]

Algorithm predicts 43 new forms of carbon: [Article] [Study]

New solution to represent electron-deficient compounds: [Article][Study (£)]

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