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insanipi

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Chem News!
« on: March 01, 2017, 06:12:30 pm »
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Hey all!

I'm going to be like the guy below and periodically (I mean every Wednesday) from now on, I'll endeavour to share posts of interest/news over all things chemistry.


Starting off with this week we have (although some of these may be slightly older than a week):

Metallic Hydrogen disappearance (Independent) In fact, it was a physicist that managed to get that into physical form. :)

Computers predicting the smell of compounds (C&EN)
Basically shows how smelling things for science provides great information.

Komodo dragons could be the key to solving antibiotic resistance (Science Alert)
Focuses on komodo dragon blood (which has some wacky proteins in it), which could lead to curing people with illnesses that aren't currently treatable by conventional antibiotics.

One for the cats lovers out there *cough*Joseph41*cough* : There's lots of chemicals found on indoor cats (Science Daily)

Photoluminescent compounds (Science Daily) One for those who like pretty coloured (and fluoro) chemicals.

A good read for biochemists: A better way to detect the stiffness of cancer cells (Phys.org)

And for now:
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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:43:50 pm »
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Metallic Hydrogen disappearance (Independent) I
n fact, it was a physicist that managed to get into physical form :)

Awwww yeah Physicists unite!!

Great thread insanipi!!

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 09:46:19 pm »
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If you keep this up I'm going to have to put a Kanye meme in my sig saying insanipi is the best mod of all time
✌️just do what makes you happy ✌️

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 01:37:46 pm »
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I generally keep my promises and this is one I'm definitely going to keep so....



This week in chemistry, we have:

A new complex nanoparticle was formed (ScienceDaily)

A new battery that was formed from sustainable materials (ScienceDaily)

An article on fractional distillation and its uses in determining crude oil (C&EN)

A type of spectroscopy revealed a protein in a never-before seen way (C&EN)

An article on how nanofibres can be used to reduce the risk of bacterial infections (C&EN)

For those who think urinating in the pool is a good idea: There is a chemical that can track how much urine is in pools (C&EN)

A catalyst that turns Carbon Dioxide emissions into fuel (Phys.Org)

Discovery of a lot of photoanode materials (Phys.Org)


That's it for now but...




my response to previous posts :P
Awwww yeah Physicists unite!!
Great thread insanipi!!
Sorry to say but it is chemistry > physics ;)
But thanks :-*

If you keep this up I'm going to have to put a Kanye meme in my sig saying insanipi is the best mod of all time
Hahaha, I'll have the popcorn out, just in case. ;)

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 02:05:29 pm »
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Brenden, I think it's time you put up the Kanye meme  ;D



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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 05:44:06 pm »
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Brenden, I think it's time you put up the Kanye meme  ;D
In time, Flaws, in time :P

Anyways.... this week in chemistry: (sorry for the brevity this week- hectic day, aha)
An alternative to graphene (relates more to units 1/2 than 3/4 )

A synthesised molecule that has more than one way into a cell (A crossover between biology and chemistry!) (Science Daily)

A great read if you’re interested in materials science and IT :) and magnets. Don’t forget that you have to like magnets. ;D (Phys.Org)

Data storage on a single atom. (another chem cross IT one for the week 8) ) (C&EN)

It could be safe to return to Fukishima (Science Mag)

a biometric glue that shows some super strong bonding (Phys.Org)

Until next time, stay classy. :)

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 09:01:41 pm »
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If you keep this up I'm going to have to put a Kanye meme in my sig saying insanipi is the best mod of all time
Dont' worry brenden. Insanipi didn't keep it up. ;)

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 09:05:19 pm »
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Dont' worry brenden. Insanipi didn't keep it up. ;)
Legit thought I did- but then I didn't. Oops. #rip

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 07:38:58 pm »
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After kicking myself for forgetting 3 weeks in a row, I'll just restart this (and post either either on Wed or Sat for now on)

Anyways... This week in the world of chem:

Sick of having a phone battery that always dies? Never fear, a new battery coating could be coming to a phone near you! (Science Daily)

The mechanisms of electronic interactions that occur in photosynthesis is more clear. (Science Daily)

It is possible to kill influenza viruses with frog mucus (Phys.Org)

Boronic esters and acids made easy, thanks to a new method. (C&EN)

Are dissolvable silk batteries the next best thing? (C&EN)

Phenyl groups (aromatic rings) and amines work together to scrub the air of CO2 (C&EN) (This one relates to my field of study!!)

That's all for now! :)

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 06:37:31 pm »
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This week has been a busy week in chemistry!
Here's just *some* of the news since last Wednesday:

Pharmascopy- a novel microscopy technique that can identify substances in drugs that affect the immune system. (Science Daily)

Exploding batteries? There may be a solution that involves freezing lithium batteries. (Science Daily)

Ammonia could be catalysing acid rain. (Chemistry Wolrd/Royal Society of Chemistry)

High temperatures and vaccines? Usually doesn't work, right? Look no further to find that little cages could be used to keep the vaccines safe. (Phys.Org)

Sodium-ion stretchy battery electrodes using sugar cubes? Sounds legit. ;D (Phys.Org)

Spray-painted QLEDs that are bright are now reality. (C&EN)

A library of covalent nucleophiles can be possibly the path to have new enzyme inhibitors. (C&EN)

What a week. :')
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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 08:49:32 pm »
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So... I did a miserable job of keeping this up when snowed under in assignments and other stuff, and I'm never going to forgive myself for it.


However, I vow to keep this more regular from now on. :)

Recently in the world of chemistry...
Fly eggs can indicate to us how something's been a corpse for. (C&EN)
A metal-organic framework could lead to greater water purity in water-poor areas (and better air-conditioning technology). (C&EN)
A red cadium pigment, found in some plastics, has been found to dissolve and pollute water. (C&EN)
A new method of making renewable ethanol is being researched. (Phys.Org)
The most accurate silicon kilogram will replace the current kilogram next year (in terms of Planck's constant). (ChemistryWorld)
You better eat your greens, because a broccoli extract has been found to lower blood sugar. (The Scientist)

On a final note...


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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2017, 05:08:18 pm »
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Recently in the chemical world:

Could this give America cleaner water? (C&EN)

Bacteria could be used to make natural food colouring. (C&EN)

A Helium shortage could quite possibly happen. (C&EN)

Bacteria can conduct electricity, especially in microbial fuel cells. (Phys.Org)

Ticks are known for paralysing people, but could their saliva treat heart disease? (Phys.Org)

HD displays could be transformed by nanowires made of halide perovskites. (Phys.Org)

Chemically programmed origami allows us to fold Nafion foil. (Phys.Org)

Heated gold rods could stop metastasis of a cancer. (ScienceDaily)

Taurine (an amino acid) could be used in therapies for brain cancer. (ScienceDaily)

Nanotubes could be used to repair damaged neurons. (ScienceDaily)



And for some bonus reading, in time for school holidays ;D

The smell of garbage explained. (Compound Chem)

The smell of the titanarum explained. (Compound Chem)

Underwater fireworks that you can make! (Scientific American)


To finish...


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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 05:06:00 pm »
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While cute puppers aren’t news, here’s some recent news (and no, not fake news), in relation to chemistry.

Self-powered “smart” windows that absorb near UV light could control the amount of sunlight that enters a building. (ScienceDaily)

A new system for finding out which antibiotic to give patients may reduce the number of cases of antimicrobial resistance. (ScienceDaily)

It has been found that Ancient Roman concrete is stronger than modern concrete. (Phys.Org)

Tiny microbots could be used to kill bad bacteria from dirty water. (Phys.Org)

Cryo-electron spectroscopy shows us atomic-level detail of the Herpes Caspid virus. (C&EN)

Chemists have found the biology version of the Friedel-Crafts alkylation, which could aid in synthetic chemistry. (C&EN)

A new type of herbicide could be the same as new treatments for Malaria. (ABC)

A chemical in nutmeg has been found to be “cooler” (and more potent) than menthol. (C&EN)

A test-tube evolved bacteria can ferment sugar better, which could be a more effective renewable energy source. (ScienceDaily)

It has been found that plants release volatile organic compounds actively, with the help of protein transporters in the cell membrane. (ScienceDaily)

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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 05:50:30 pm »
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Random recent articles about chemistry:

Think slugs are pests? Think not! They’ve been used to inspire a new surgical glue. (C&EN)

Dichloromethane (DCM) could delay the replenishment of the ozone layer. And I use this in my labs frequently whoops (ChemistryWorld)

Liquid Gallium-Palladium has been found to catalyse alkane dehydrogenation reactions. (C&EN)

Mass spectrometry could enhance bomb-sniffer dog training. (C&EN)

Molecular codes could be the key to understanding drug targets and how they interact with cells. (Phys.Org)

It has been discovered that they may be a link between calcium (and its binding protein) and blood cholesterol levels. (Phys.Org)


Bonus read: Stephanie Kwolek and Kevlar (Compound Interest)


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Re: This Week in Chemistry
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2017, 05:12:53 pm »
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A brief look into some of the news popping up:

For the bacterina fiends: Virus-esque nanoparticles that kill drug-resistant bacteria (C&EN)

Want to reduce the amount of laughing gas or other nitrous oxides coming from a diesel engine? Say no more, copper’s here to help. (C&EN)

\(\kappa\)-opioid receptors could stop opioid addiction. (C&EN)

A new biofuel processing catalyst may be the key to cheaper biofuel. (ScienceDaily)

Metals could help synthesise antibodies for antibody therapies. (ScienceDaily)
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