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26 July 2016
Kat Arney tells us about the active ingredient in energy drinks
20 July 2016
A yellow dress, of the type worn by Jane Austen, sets Michael Freemantle exploring the chemistry of picric acid
14 July 2016
It’s the active molecule in the plant known as electric daisies or the toothache plant but it might also make your skin smoother
6 July 2016
Kat Arney introduces the organomercury preservative associated with the current controversy around vaccines
29 June 2016
Ever taken a whiff of smelling salts? For many years, the compound that contributed the pungent pong was ammonium carbonate
22 June 2016
With a name that literally means rotten resin, asafoetida is a surprising food additive and deodorant
15 June 2016
The 1984 accident at Bhopal, India, was the worst in the history of industrial chemistry. It involved a leak of methyl isocyanate
8 June 2016
Kat Arney introduces a biologically ubiquitous compound, important in beating both infectious viruses and invasive weeds
31 May 2016
The tastiest food additive there is, or the greatest threat to life in the western world?
25 May 2016
The Battle of Jutland was fought 100 years ago next week, on May 31st, 1916. A critical role was played by cordite
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