Friday, August 19, 2016

An unexpected finding: Rare iodine polymer discovery is key to starch-iodine mystery

In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution turn blue-black when starch is added to the mix? A rare iodine polymer discovery is key to the starch-iodine mystery, say scientists.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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