All alcohol articles

  • An image showing the Mitsunobu reaction catalyst
    Research

    Catalyst cleans up alcohol couplings

    2019-08-29T19:03:00Z

    Eight years’ work yields Mitsunobu chemistry with nothing but water as a byproduct

  • Silhouette of man drinking alcohol
    Podcast

    Baclofen

    2019-08-02T09:30:00Z

    One doctor's battle with alcoholism and self-experimentation with baclofen led to a rush of people desperate to try the drug to curb their addictions. But are we simply replacing one problem with another, asks Enna Guadalupe 

  • 0218CW - Explainer - Non-alcoholic drink - Hero
    News

    Explainer: non-alcoholic beer and wine

    2018-01-14T09:00:00Z

    For Dry January and beyond, drinkers are thirsty for beers and wines that don’t get you drunk

  • Bottled beer with chemically suitable names
    Feature

    Beer: Music to your taste buds

    2017-12-01T13:00:00Z

    Andy Extance goes on tour in the UK and Belgium and compares the science behind the different processes used by craft and mass brewers

  • 0114CW-Critical-Point_300m
    Opinion

    The morning after the night before

    2014-01-06T00:00:00Z

    Replacing alcohol with a more benign drug sounds like a great idea, but it faces insurmountable hurdles, says Mark Peplow

  • 0912CW_LASTRETORT-main_300
    Opinion

    How to unstopper a stopper

    2012-08-30T00:00:00Z

    Years as a practical chemist can come in useful when trying to unjam a dram

  • Opinion

    Bubbleology science

    2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

    And a reason to celebrate

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    News

    Space whisky

    2012-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Scotch whisky has been sent up to the ISS to see how it matures in zero gravity

  • Wine bottles on shelf
    Podcast

    Ethanol

    2012-03-28T00:00:00Z

    Raising a glass to the compound behind some of our favourite beverages, here's Tim Harrison with ethanol

  • News

    A pint a day. . .

    1996-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Sterile, free of toxic metals, isotonic and good for the heart, beer is undeserving of decades of bad press.