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The Year in Chemistry: 2019’s biggest chemistry stories

As we draw to the end of 2019 and the International Year of the Periodic Table, this graphic summarises some of the biggest stories in chemistry this year. Highlights included a new form of elemental carbon, concerns over vaping health risks, unexpected stir bar effects on reactions, and more.

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#ChemMonthly October 2019: Transforming single-use plastics, and copernicium’s liquid behaviour

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.

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#ChemMonthly August 2019: A new form of pure carbon, and fluorescent sharks

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new carbon allotrope in the form of an 18-carbon ring, a new family of fluorescent molecules found in shark skin, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and […]

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#ChemMonthly July 2019: The age of the Moon and combatting skunk stench

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on isotope evidence showing the Moon is older than previously thought, a compound that can remove the stench of skunk spray, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies […]

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#ChemMonthly June 2019: Converting blood types, snail-inspired glue and strange bonds in Uranus

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a way to convert A type blood to O type blood, how magnets can enhance hydrogen production from water, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for […]

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#ChemMonthly May 2019: Plastic bottles to jet fuel, and simulating dark chocolate aroma

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a method for converting plastic bottles into jet fuel components, a new record for the longest half-life ever measured, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for […]