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  • Grenadine-based drinks
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    Fructose

    21 December 2017

    Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date

  • Free radical concept illustration
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    TEMPO – (2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl

    15 December 2017

    Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name

  • Aluminium chloride AlCl3 anhydrous (yellow) with some AlCl3x6H2O (hexahydrate) white.
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    Aluminium chloride

    7 December 2017

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

  • Weike Wang – Chemistry
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    Book Club – Chemistry

    1 December 2017

    First-time novelist Weike Wang takes us inside the mind of a Chinese American PhD student in Boston

  • Swimming underwater in a pool
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    Acesulfame potassium

    30 November 2017

    A sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water

  • A hand holding a viagra tablet
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    Sildenafil (Viagra)

    22 November 2017

    Kat Arney investigates one of the fastest selling drugs of all time

  • Test launch of Bumper 8: a two-stage rocket that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket
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    Tetranitromethane

    16 November 2017

    Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure

  • A pigeon in flight
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    Polybutene

    9 November 2017

    Kit Chapman discovers the compound that blighted Nixon’s second presidential inauguration by littering the route with dead pigeons

  • Anthony Warner – The Angry Chef
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    Book Club - The angry chef

    9 November 2017

    Do you crave a bigger slice of science in your dietary advice? Anthony Warner gets angry about bad science in the food sector

  • Mouldy peanuts
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    Aflatoxins

    2 November 2017

    Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts