Hydrocarbons

  • asphaltenes
    Research

    AFM takes first step to unravel asphaltene make-up

    11 August 2015

    Understanding complex crude oil molecules will help to model oil reservoirs and enhance recovery

  • Petrol pump
    Podcast

    Octane

    1 April 2015

    Start your engines! Simon Cotton looks into one of the few chemical names known well to the public: Octane

  • Saturn and Titan
    Podcast

    Ethane

    2 October 2014

    Why would a simple molecule used to produce plastics excite astronomers? Brian Clegg introduces ethane

  • Emiliania huxleyi
    Podcast

    Uk37

    20 February 2013

    Josh Howgego looks into the past, with help from some alkenones