All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 8

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  • Ball and stick structure of adamantane
    Podcast

    Adamantane

    2017-01-26T17:11:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces a crystalline hydrocarbon that isn’t as tough as it sounds, but is the basis of a wide range of medicines

  • Surgery
    Podcast

    Pancuronium bromide

    2017-01-19T17:40:00Z

    Katrina Krämer explores one of the key muscle relaxants used in surgery

  • A cattle skull on bare ground
    Podcast

    TCDD or dioxin

    2017-01-11T16:49:00Z

    Matt Gunther looks into TCDD, or dioxin, and the tragic Seveso accident

  • A man measuring his waistline with a measuring tape
    Podcast

    Orlistat

    2017-01-04T16:50:00Z

    With thoughts turning to our festively-expanded waistlines, Kit Chapman looks at a poster child in the battle against obesity

  • Cloves
    Podcast

    Eugenol

    2016-12-21T16:06:00Z

    One of the defining smells of Christmas leads a double life as fish anaesthetic and insect attractant…

  • A sample of boron on the periodic table
    Podcast

    Diborane

    2016-12-14T17:34:00Z

    Neil Withers examines a compound with the ‘wrong’ number of bonds

  • Shutterstock 2091531
    Podcast

    Diazepam

    2016-12-07T17:01:00Z

    Jamie Durrani introduces one of the biggest selling pharmaceuticals in history, the ‘mother’s little helper’: Diazepam

  • Alaska
    Podcast

    Swainsonine

    2016-11-30T17:03:00Z

    Did this insidious plant poison kill a hiker in Alaska? 

  • Cell division
    Podcast

    Bromodeoxyuridine

    2016-11-23T16:39:00Z

    Kat Arney illuminates the story of a molecular ‘highlighter pen’ for growing cells

  • Woman with acne
    Podcast

    Benzoyl peroxide

    2016-11-16T17:21:00Z

    The blondest blonde, the whitest smile, the clearest complexion – all from one essential compound

  • Chocolate drops
    Podcast

    Butyric acid

    2016-11-09T17:23:00Z

    The taste of American chocolate divides continents. Louise Crane reveals the ingredient that explains why

  • Single-strand damage in DNA
    Podcast

    PARP: Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase

    2016-11-02T16:10:00Z

    Kat Arney explains how a protein that repairs broken DNA holds the key to killing cancer cells – but only if you stop it from doing its job

  • A lab laser with warning label
    Podcast

    Neodymium chloride

    2016-10-26T16:19:00Z

    From medicine to the military, this compound makes lasers for a range of applications

  • White tablets
    Podcast

    Gabapentin

    2016-10-19T16:57:00Z

    Louise Crane documents the rise and fall of Gabapentin – from ‘wonder drug’ to illicit substance in just 50 years

  • Plastic bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate
    Podcast

    Polyethylene terephthalate

    2016-10-12T17:27:00Z

    The story of one of the most ubiquitous artificial compounds

  • BINAP
    Podcast

    BINAP

    2016-10-06T18:24:00Z

    The ligand that will give you just the hand you need

  • Chemotherapy session
    Podcast

    Fluorouracil

    2016-09-28T16:13:00Z

    A substitute for one of the bases in DNA that can cause the death of cancer cells

  • Laundry drying on a line, surrounded by bubbles
    Podcast

    Quaternary ammonium salts

    2016-09-21T17:01:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces a family of molecules that first gave fluffy softness to freshly washed clothes

  • The mad hatter's tea party
    Podcast

    Ergotamine

    2016-09-14T17:11:00Z

    Ben Valsler finds out why writing Alice’s adventures in Wonderland was such a headache for Lewis Carroll

  • Raw and uncut Spinel gemstones
    Podcast

    Spinel

    2016-09-07T17:29:00Z

    Find out about the Black Prince’s ruby, which is no ruby at all