From Compound Interest:
Here’s this week’s summary of the research making the news in chemistry, including worms that could break down polyethene, a new method for synthesising natural chemicals, and a new silicon allotrope that could help produce more efficient solar cells. As always, links to more detailed articles, and the relevant research papers, are provided below.
Philae finds organic molecules on comet 67P: [Article]
Polyethene degraded by plastic-eating worms: [Study]
Chemists synthesise a giant molecular spoked wheel, with a formula of C1878H2682, because they can: [Study]
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