Chemistry in its element

Chemistry in its element

BaZnGa: Chemistry in its element

Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a...

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Triamcinolone: Chemistry in its element

Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the steroid...

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Acetylcysteine: Chemistry in its element

Acetylcysteine is a versatile drug, helping manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol...

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Curare and ouabain: Chemistry in its element

Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons

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Gutta percha: Chemistry in its element

Kat Arney wraps herself around the tree sap that saved transatlantic telecommunications

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Maitotoxin: Chemistry in its element

A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell

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Astaxanthin: Chemistry in its element

Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment

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Melanin: Chemistry in its element

Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning...

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Oganesson: Chemistry in its element

We speak to Yuri Oganessian about the element that bears his name

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Tennessine: Chemistry in its element

Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named...

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Livermorium: Chemistry in its element

Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the...

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Moscovium: Chemistry in its element

The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of...

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Flerovium: Chemistry in its element

How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions

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Nihonium: Chemistry in its element

We catch up with the changes in the periodic table. This time, Kit Chapman discovers the element...

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Strontium aluminate: Chemistry in its element

Brian Clegg illuminates a glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions

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Topaz: Chemistry in its element

Mike Freemantle brings us a sparkling mineral and a tale of derring-do on the high seas

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Methaemoglobin and diaphorase 1: Chemistry in its element

Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder

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Fructose: Chemistry in its element

Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help...

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TEMPO – (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl: Chemistry in its element

Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that...

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Aluminium chloride: Chemistry in its element

Brian Clegg becomes a sleuth to investigate the uses of a deceptively simple Lewis acid

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