All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 12

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  • Vanadium pentoxide monolayer 3D molecules
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    Vanadium Oxides

    2015-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces an exotic chemical dynasty: the Vanadium oxides

  • Man skydiving
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    Adrenaline

    2015-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton on the compound that turns a shrinking violet into a hero: Adrenaline

  • Colorful molded plasticine clay isolated on white background
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    Polydimethylsiloxane

    2015-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg tells us about a silicone gel, which can sometimes be a bit silly

  • Carmine pigment on a white background
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    Carminic acid

    2015-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Raychelle Burks introduces a red dye with a prickly history

  • A picture showing lots of lemons
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    Citric acid

    2015-07-08T00:00:00Z

    If life hands you lemons, make lemonade – or you could make citric acid, a very useful commodity chemical according to Andrew Turley

  • Salt, sodium sulphate
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    Sodium sulfate

    2015-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg on sodium sulfate, known as ‘the miraculous salt’ because of its strong laxative effects.

  • Old copper moonshine still
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    Methanol

    2015-06-24T00:00:00Z

    Tempted by a tipple of home-brewed moonshine? Andrew Turley examines the risks associated with drinking methanol.

  • doctor applying steroid moisturizer cream on old man's hand
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    Cortisol & Hydrocortisone

    2015-06-16T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg investigates a compound that calms inflamed joints and excites the stressed brain: Cortisol

  • Young woman washing hair with shampoo in the shower
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    Parabens

    2015-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Ben Valsler examines the chemicals at the heart of one of the latest cosmetic & food additive scare stories: Parabens

  • Picture posed by U.S. Army Engineer Corps, to illustrate effects of phosgene gas. Photo was taken in France, near front line trenches. WWI.
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    Phosgene

    2015-06-03T00:00:00Z

    Matt Gunther investigates a clear, colourless gas responsible for thousands of deaths in the Great War: Phosgene

  • The Pyramids in Egypt
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    Calcium hydroxide

    2015-05-27T00:00:00Z

    It rendered walls of pyramids and helps remove unwanted hair - Brian Clegg introduces a compound with many names - Calcium hydroxide

  • nacre seashell texture close up
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    Nacre

    2015-05-20T00:00:00Z

    From a glamorous necklace to cutting edge body armour - Helen Scales investigates the properties of nacre

  • Pot of cosmetic cream on a white wooden table
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    Hyaluronic acid

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg smooths out the wrinkles over the darling of the cosmetic industry, hyaluronic acid

  • Fresh mussel on white background
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    Mussel adhesive proteins

    2015-05-06T00:00:00Z

    How do mussels stick tight and weather the constant ocean waves? Helen Scales discovers mussel adhesive proteins

  • Old carbide mine lamp illuminating a dark room
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    Acetylene

    2015-04-29T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces a compound steeped in faded Victorian glamour – acetylene

  • Tear gas bomb exploding on the floor.
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    CS gas

    2015-04-22T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton examines a compound banned in warfare but still used by police to disperse crowds: CS gas

  • Shells on the beach
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    Goethite

    2015-04-16T00:00:00Z

    It’s the strongest known biological material and one of the earliest pigments - Helen Scales discovers goethite

  • Bowl of dry cereal on a table
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    Niacin

    2015-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg discusses the vitamin found in both breakfast cereal and meteorites: Niacin

  • Man fills up the petrol tank in a car
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    Octane

    2015-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Start your engines! Simon Cotton looks into one of the few chemical names known well to the public: Octane

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on blurred background
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    Fluorides

    2015-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Sensible approach to dental rot or sinister communist plot? Brian Clegg examines the much-maligned fluorides