Chemistry in its element

Chemistry in its element

Aqua regia: Chemistry in its element

Tabitha Watson introduces the most aristocratic of acids: Aqua regia

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Chymosin: Chemistry in its element

The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial...

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Casein: Chemistry in its element

One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as...

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Gallium nitride: Chemistry in its element

Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of...

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Caseium chloride: Chemistry in its element

Caesium chloride is packs a lot of radioactivity into a small volume, making it ideal for...

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Rotaxanes: Chemistry in its element

Katrina Kramer speaks with  Manchester University researcher David Leigh about compounds that...

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Fibrin and fibrinogen: Chemistry in its element

From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in...

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Propylene glycol: Chemistry in its element

When a batch of cinnamon whiskey meant for the American market made its way to Europe, it...

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Butanone: Chemistry in its element

If you’ve ever built plastic scale models of aeroplanes or spacecraft, you’ll be familiar with...

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Propranolol hydrochloride: Chemistry in its element

Rowena Fletcher-Wood discovers how to stave off stage fright, with a simple compound that...

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Anthocyanins: Chemistry in its element

Michael Freemantle explores the pigments responsible for the rich colours of autumn foliage: ‘the...

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MOFs – Metal–organic frameworks: Chemistry in its element

Katrina Krämer examines these extremely versatile materials and speaks to MOF pioneer Omar Yaghi

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Ragwort alkaloids: Chemistry in its element

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Ragworts and other plants are popular with pollinators but a potent...

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Phosphine: Chemistry in its element

Kit Chapman on the compound that could be the chemical cause of mysterious lights in the night:...

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Urushiol: Chemistry in its element

Kat Arney introduces a two-faced tree sap that can cause nasty rashes or be made into beautiful...

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Mercuric chloride: Chemistry in its element

Through an early ointment for spots through a medicine for syphilitic Victorians, Michael...

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Nepetalactone: Chemistry in its element

The catnip compound that felines go crazy for could have exciting uses for humans, too, as Kat...

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Spermine and spermidine: Chemistry in its element

Kiki Sanford explores how polyamines found in semen could be related to a long and healthy life

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Mustine: Chemistry in its element

Michael Freemantle on chemical weapons and the birth of cancer chemotherapy

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CiiE: Molybdenum disulphide

Forming layers just three atoms deep, molybdenum disulfide shows potential in filtration,...

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