All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 6

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  • Iron pyrite (fool's gold)
    Podcast

    Iron sulfides

    2018-06-14T16:50:00Z

    One mineral form may look like gold, but Brian Clegg isn't fooled by the value of iron sulfides

  • Spider web
    Podcast

    Spidroin

    2018-06-07T11:40:00Z

    Kat Arney on your friendly neighbourhood spider silk protein

  • Peppercorns in a wooden spoon
    Podcast

    Piperine

    2018-05-31T11:00:00Z

    Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick

  • Early to mid 20th century product tins most visibly one from Folger's Golden Gate Cream Tartar, Edmonds Historical Museum, Edmonds, Washington, USA.
    Podcast

    Potassium bitartrate

    2018-05-24T09:00:00Z

    Brian Clegg with the winemaking byproduct that may be lurking in your larder

  • Arene pirouette
    Podcast

    Twistacenes

    2018-05-17T11:00:00Z

    Kat Arney discovers the strange things that happen when organic compounds go round the twist

  • British World War 1 soldiers in a front line trench, 1915-18
    Podcast

    Calcium hypochlorite

    2018-05-10T11:00:00Z

    A component of 'trench atmosphere' and ‘the most powerful antiseptic known’, Mike Freemantle explores calcium hypochlorite and the birth of a chemical dynasty 

  • Using a touch screen device
    Podcast

    Indium tin oxide, ITO

    2018-05-03T13:58:00Z

    Swipe, tap, pinch, poke and prod – Neil Withers gets hands on with touchscreen material indium tin oxide

  • A person wearing a Big bang theory 'Bazinga!' cape
    Podcast

    BaZnGa

    2018-04-26T17:03:00Z

    Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a new compound

  • Cycling road race – from behind
    Podcast

    Triamcinolone

    2018-04-20T17:27:00Z

    Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the corticosteroid triamcinolone

  • Cyclists in a road race
    Podcast

    Acetylcysteine

    2018-04-12T11:53:00Z

    How a versatile drug that helps manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose found itself at the centre of a cycling scandal

  • Huaorani hunter using a traditional blowpipe
    Podcast

    Curare and ouabain

    2018-04-06T21:35:00Z

    Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons

  • 3d rendering of a subsea cable on the seabed
    Podcast

    Gutta percha

    2018-03-29T16:27:00Z

    Kat Arney on the tree sap that once insulated transatlantic cables

  • Maitotoxin structure
    Podcast

    Maitotoxin

    2018-03-09T14:28:00Z

    A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell

  • Blue lobster
    Podcast

    Astaxanthin

    2018-03-02T12:18:00Z

    Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment

  • A man using a ultraviolet tanning bed
    Podcast

    Melanin

    2018-02-22T17:18:00Z

     A family of biological pigments that make life more colourful

  • Rolex submariner, dial glowing in the dark
    Podcast

    Strontium aluminate

    2018-02-01T16:25:00Z

    A glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions

  • Imperial topaz
    Podcast

    Topaz

    2018-01-26T11:05:00Z

    A tale of adventure on the high seas, and the treasured topaz spoils

  • Blood bags containing blue coloured blood
    Podcast

    Methaemoglobin and diaphorase 1

    2018-01-19T16:19:00Z

    Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder

  • Grenadine-based drinks
    Podcast

    Fructose

    2017-12-21T15:25:00Z

    Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date

  • Free radical concept illustration
    Podcast

    TEMPO – (2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl

    2017-12-15T16:08:00Z

    Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name