All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 12

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    Acrolein

    2016-02-09T00:00:00Z

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

  • Pinecones
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • Apron on marble background
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    Guncotton or nitrocellulose

    2015-10-28T00:00:00Z

    From an apron aflame to a popular propellant, Michael Freemantle tracks the history of guncotton

  • Marmite
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    Thiamine or vitamin B

    2015-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces an essential nutrient, and the first to hold the name ‘vitamin’: Thiamine or vitamin B

  • Vials of cephalosporin
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    Cephalosporins

    2015-10-15T00:00:00Z

    A story which starts knee-deep in sewage and ends with the spread of drug resistant infections like MRSA

  • Vintage gas mask buried in the sand
    Podcast

    Lewisite

    2015-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a molecule named after you? But perhaps not this week’s compound, the chemical weapon lewisite

  • Aerial view of the Argonne National Laboratory
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    Xenon hexafluoroplatinate

    2015-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Hayley Birch discovers the compound that opened up a wing of the periodic table for reactions: Xenon hexafluoroplatinate

  • Mason jar mugs filled with iced tea and fresh lemon
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    Sodium azide

    2015-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Raychelle Burks finds out how Potbelly’s patrons became poisoning patients, in the mystery of the sodium azide-laced iced tea

  • Gelsemium sempervirens - yellow jessamine
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    Gelsemine

    2015-09-21T00:00:00Z

    In this week’s podcast, Matt Gunther reveals the toxic history of gelsemine

  • Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) with Red Berries
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    Methyl salicylate

    2015-09-15T00:00:00Z

    In this week’s podcast, Raychelle Burks tells us of the cool but warming effects of methyl salicylate, better known as oil of wintergreen.