All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 10

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  • Traditional ceramic pottery in Essaouira, Morocco
    Podcast

    Uranium dioxide

    2016-04-06T00:00:00Z

    This week’s compound has had a glowing career in the arts and a runaway success in the energy sector

  • Mauve textile
    Podcast

    Mauveine

    2016-03-30T00:00:00Z

    Michael Freemantle with a colourful account of the birth of synthetic organic chemistry

  • Mosquito, feeding
    Podcast

    Citronellol

    2016-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Emma Stoye on citronellol - her constant companion when faced with biting bugs

  • Dyeing of the Chicago river on Saint Patrick's day
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    Fluorescein

    2016-03-16T00:00:00Z

    Kat Arney discovers the compound that first coloured the Chicago river green for St Patrick’s Day

  • Stocked kitchen pantry
    Podcast

    Sodium hypochlorite

    2016-03-09T00:00:00Z

    What do hygienic work surfaces have in common with 19th century French violins? Brian Clegg finds out.

  • Cans of fizzy drinks on ice
    Podcast

    Brominated vegetable oil

    2016-03-02T00:00:00Z

    Too much cola can mess with your brain. The effects of excess brominated vegetable oil explained

  • Tamiflu tablets
    Podcast

    Oseltamivir

    2016-02-24T00:00:00Z

    Oseltamivir, or Tamiflu, stockpiling during the 2009 H1N1 epidemic highlighted significant problems with drugs trials policy

  • Flibanserin pill on a wooden counter
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    Flibanserin

    2016-02-17T00:00:00Z

    Flibanserin was touted to be the female Viagra. Martha Henriques explains why it failed to live up to the hype.

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    Acrolein

    2016-02-09T00:00:00Z

    Michael Freemantle relates the history arolein, a poor tear gas with unexpected benefits

  • Pinecones
    Podcast

    Cedrol

    2016-02-03T00:00:00Z

    Raychelle Burks explains how the scent of cedar wood can be used to destroy pests

  • Man in protective clothing looking at fluorescing DNA slide
    Podcast

    Ethidium bromide

    2016-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Kat Arney shines a light on the fluorescent DNA marker

  • calcium carbide residue are waste by-product from acetylene gas
    Podcast

    Calcium carbide

    2016-01-19T00:00:00Z

    Michael Freemantle tells us of discovery that lit the homes and put the food on the table of millions of people

  • Black rhino head portrait, etosha nationalpark, namibia, (diceros bicornis)
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    Ectoparasiticides

    2016-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Martha Henriques explains how compounds developed to keep parasites at bay may be protecting rhinos from poachers

  • Grand Prismatic Pool at Yellowstone National Park Colors
    Podcast

    Taq Polymerase

    2015-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Kat Arney reveals how high temperature bacteria provide us with the molecule that speeds up DNA sequencing

  • Man walking and balancing on rope amongst mountains
    Podcast

    Ubiquitin

    2015-12-09T00:00:00Z

    Kiki Sanford examines the molecule that holds the balance between life and death

  • U.S. field hospital in Saint Hilaire Petitville east of Carentan, Normandy
    Podcast

    Diethyl ether

    2015-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Michael Freemantle awakens us to the history of diethyl ether

  • Famous prehistoric rock paintings of Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria
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    Manganese dioxide

    2015-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg paints a picture of a compound found in ancient cave paintings and top-of-the-range electronics: Manganese dioxide

  • Exploding white powder
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    Mercury fulminate, Hg(CNO)2

    2015-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Michael Freemantle examines the explosive history and chemistry of mercury fulminate

  • Zirconium tungstate
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    Zirconium tungstate

    2015-11-11T00:00:00Z

    Generally, things get bigger as they get hotter. Neil Withers examines one of the exceptions – zirconium tungstate

  • Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro crews do pit-stop practice at the 2009 F1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix April 4, 2009 in Sepang Malaysia.
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    Toluene

    2015-11-04T00:00:00Z

    There’s more to toluene than TNT, as Brian Clegg reveals