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13 September 2017
A pyrophoric reagent that remains one of chemistry’s staples and the liquid salts that can tame its wild reactivity
7 September 2017
Mike Freemantle introduces a pigment used by William Morris that also gave the Redcoats their distinctive hue
31 August 2017
Tabitha Watson introduces a poisonous, corrosive and extremely reactive compound that will start ‘roaring reactions’ with almost anything
23 August 2017
A lightweight, bulletproof material made from ice and wood pulp
16 August 2017
Need some fake snow for your Christmas party? Simply look inside a baby’s nappy.
10 August 2017
A popular prescription pill that helps to keep gout and other arthritic conditions under control
4 August 2017
When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real ‘bite’
27 July 2017
Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart
21 July 2017
One of the few technical mistakes the Germans made in the first world war
13 July 2017
Capable of dissolving gold and platinum to help make 99.999% pure metals, aqua regia deserves its royal status
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