309, 2017
  • 17-09-03 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Texas chemical plant fires, and molecular motors that drill holes in cells

September 3rd, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on fires at a Texas chemical plant as a consequence of flooding after Hurricane Harvey, a new technique which uses gold nanoparticles to detect ultra-small amounts of DNA, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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2708, 2017
  • 17-08-27 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A yeast that makes fatty acids from urine, and an algorithm that maps out reaction routes

August 27th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a new strain of yeast which can convert urine to fatty acids and which may find applications in space travel, an algorithm which produces reaction routes, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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2008, 2017
  • 17-08-20 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A 2.7-million-year-old ice core, and making a psychedelic ‘magic mushroom’ compound

August 20th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how adding water to whisky can alter its taste, an enzymatic method for making a psychedelic compound from ‘magic mushrooms’, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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1308, 2017
  • 17-08-13 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – How goldfish can survive months without oxygen, and the longest acene ever made

August 13th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how goldfish and carp can survive without oxygen for long periods of time, the US overturning a ban on refrigerants than can contribute to climate change, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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608, 2017
  • 17-08-06 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Fried chicken provides lemon flavour compounds, and tracking lithium ions in batteries

August 6th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on sulfur compounds in fried chicken which could replace a commonly used lemon flavour compound, a DNA-based material that absorbs UV light better the more it’s exposed to it, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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3007, 2017
  • 17-07-30 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A slug slime-inspired adhesive, and the world’s worst conductor

July 30th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a slug slime-inspired surgical adhesive, siloxane wires which set a record for the worst electrical conductivity, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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