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8 July 2015
If life hands you lemons, make lemonade – or you could make citric acid, a very useful commodity chemical according to Andrew Turley
1 July 2015
Brian Clegg on sodium sulfate, known as ‘the miraculous salt’ because of its strong laxative effects.
24 June 2015
Tempted by a tipple of home-brewed moonshine? Andrew Turley examines the risks associated with drinking methanol.
16 June 2015
Brian Clegg investigates a compound that calms inflamed joints and excites the stressed brain: Cortisol
10 June 2015
Ben Valsler examines the chemicals at the heart of one of the latest cosmetic & food additive scare stories: Parabens
3 June 2015
Matt Gunther investigates a clear, colourless gas responsible for thousands of deaths in the Great War: Phosgene
27 May 2015
It rendered walls of pyramids and helps remove unwanted hair - Brian Clegg introduces a compound with many names - Calcium hydroxide
20 May 2015
From a glamorous necklace to cutting edge body armour - Helen Scales investigates the properties of nacre
13 May 2015
Brian Clegg smooths out the wrinkles over the darling of the cosmetic industry, hyaluronic acid
6 May 2015
How do mussels stick tight and weather the constant ocean waves? Helen Scales discovers mussel adhesive proteins
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