All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 6

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  • Mouldy peanuts
    Podcast

    Aflatoxins

    2017-11-02T12:01:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts

  • A photograph of orange peel and a bottle of essential oil
    Podcast

    Citral

    2017-10-26T15:46:00Z

    A compound known for its citrusy zing, and which also helps honey bees find their way home

  • A photograph of a surfer riding a wave
    Podcast

    Neoprene

    2017-10-20T14:06:00Z

    The wear-resistant polymer that helps keep you warm in the winter surf

  • Young woman suffering from seasickness
    Podcast

    Cinnarizine (stugeron)

    2017-10-12T19:02:00Z

    Neil Withers relives a choppy (and messy) sea voyage to bring us the science of anti-seasickness drug cinnarizine

  • Preparing a solution from the salt of sodium dichromate
    Podcast

    Sodium dichromate

    2017-10-06T12:55:00Z

    Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts

  • PC-3 human prostate cancer cells in air bubble, stained with Coomassie blue, under differencial interference contrast microscope.
    Podcast

    Coomassie blue

    2017-09-29T16:43:00Z

    How an attractive blue dye became the basis of a fundamental lab technique

  • News stories about 'Ginger Jake', the spirit that caused paralysis known as 'Jake walk' during prohibition
    Podcast

    Phosphorus chlorides

    2017-09-22T14:44:00Z

    A hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality

  • Glove box for working in an inert atmosphere
    Podcast

    tert-Butyl lithium or t-BuLi

    2017-09-13T15:41:00Z

    A pyrophoric reagent that remains one of chemistry’s staples and the liquid salts that can tame its wild reactivity

  • Alizarin based pigment being squeezed from a metal tube
    Podcast

    Alizarin

    2017-09-07T17:21:00Z

    Mike Freemantle introduces a pigment used by William Morris that also gave the Redcoats their distinctive hue

  • Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) pictograms for chlorine trifluoride on a background of flames
    Podcast

    Chlorine trifluoride

    2017-08-31T15:25:00Z

    Tabitha Watson introduces a poisonous, corrosive and extremely reactive compound that will start ‘roaring reactions’ with almost anything

  • A photograph of a ship made out of ice
    Podcast

    Pykrete

    2017-08-23T17:10:00Z

    A lightweight, bulletproof material made from ice and wood pulp

  • A baby in a disposable nappy with a snowglobe
    Podcast

    Sodium polyacrylate

    2017-08-16T13:40:00Z

    Need some fake snow for your Christmas party? Simply look inside a baby’s nappy.

  • Film x-ray of human foot and arthritis at first metatarsophalangeal Joint . 2 position ( front and side view )
    Podcast

    Indometacin

    2017-08-10T16:55:00Z

    A popular prescription pill that helps to keep gout and other arthritic conditions under control

  • Red-bellied Piranha, mouth open to show the teeth
    Podcast

    Piranha solution

    2017-08-04T12:13:00Z

    When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real ‘bite’

  • Wooden floorboards
    Podcast

    Lignin

    2017-07-27T17:06:00Z

    Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart

  • Soldiers wearing WW1 gas masks. L-R: American, British. French, German. 1917-18.
    Podcast

    Diphenylchlorarsine

    2017-07-21T17:14:00Z

    One of the few technical mistakes the Germans made in the first world war

  • Gold crown with gemstones
    Podcast

    Aqua regia

    2017-07-13T16:23:00Z

    Capable of dissolving gold and platinum to help make 99.999% pure metals, aqua regia deserves its royal status

  • A rustic cheeseboard
    Podcast

    Chymosin

    2017-07-06T16:18:00Z

    The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial success story of any genetically modified organism

  • Young black and white cat with bottles of milk
    Podcast

    Casein

    2017-06-28T13:27:00Z

    One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out.

  • Blue domestic LED light bulbs
    Podcast

    Gallium nitride

    2017-06-22T13:57:00Z

    Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics