All Chemistry in its Element: Compounds articles – Page 9

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  • Statin tablets
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    Statins

    2016-08-17T16:41:00Z

    Brian Clegg gets to the heart of the matter on the benefits or otherwise of one of the most commonly prescribed drugs

  • A piled up plate of junk food
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    Ghrelin

    2016-08-10T15:13:00Z

    The one hormone that we know is involved in appetite

  • A shower curtain in a bathroom
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    Prodiginines

    2016-08-03T00:00:00Z

    When the communion bread starts secreting blood, could this be the cause?

  • TaurineiStock25434173300tb
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    Taurine

    2016-07-26T00:00:00Z

    Kat Arney tells us about the active ingredient in energy drinks

  • Yellow silk fabric
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    Picric acid

    2016-07-20T00:00:00Z

    A yellow dress, of the type worn by Jane Austen, sets Michael Freemantle exploring the chemistry of picric acid

  • Acmella oleracea plant
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    Spilanthol

    2016-07-14T00:00:00Z

    It’s the active molecule in the plant known as electric daisies or the toothache plant but it might also make your skin smoother

  • Vaccine vials
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    Thiomersal

    2016-07-06T00:00:00Z

    Kat Arney introduces the organomercury preservative associated with the current controversy around vaccines

  • Ammonium carbonatecredit RSC Ben Valsler300tb
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    Ammonium carbonate

    2016-06-29T00:00:00Z

    Ever taken a whiff of smelling salts? For many years, the compound that contributed the pungent pong was ammonium carbonate

  • Curry and rice
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    Asafoetida

    2016-06-22T00:00:00Z

    With a name that literally means rotten resin, asafoetida is a surprising food additive and deodorant

  • Part of the Union Carbide plant that caused the biggest Industrial disaster in 1984 in Bhopal - India on November 17, 2010
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    Methyl isocyanate

    2016-06-15T00:00:00Z

    The 1984 accident at Bhopal, India, was the worst in the history of industrial chemistry. It involved a leak of methyl isocyanate

  • Illicium anisatum (Shikimi) in flower
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    Shikimic acid

    2016-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Kat Arney introduces a biologically ubiquitous compound, important in beating both infectious viruses and invasive weeds

  • Sugar cubes on black background
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    Sucrose

    2016-05-31T00:00:00Z

    The tastiest food additive there is, or the greatest threat to life in the western world?

  • HMS Indefatigable (1909)
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    Cordite

    2016-05-25T00:00:00Z

    The Battle of Jutland was fought 100 years ago next week, on May 31st, 1916. A critical role was played by cordite

  • Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) in garden, Moscow region, Russia
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    Coumarin

    2016-05-18T00:00:00Z

    Michael Freemantle takes a stroll through ‘Jane Austen country’ to discover this week’s compound: Coumarin

  • tetraethyl lead 141436858
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    Tetraethyl lead

    2016-05-11T00:00:00Z

    For decades, automobile fuel had a dangerous additive: Tetraethyl lead. Matt Gunther explains why a toxic compound was added to our fuel

  • haloperidol 10 mg oral tablet
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    Haloperidol

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    It failed as a painkiller, but Haldol rapidly became an essential medicine for schizophrenia. Raychelle Burks explains more

  • An illustration of the first artificial satellite "Sputnik" launched by the Soviet Union in 1957 orbiting the Earth
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    Cadmium telluride

    2016-04-27T00:00:00Z

    It may not be the best material for solar cells but it has some distinct advantages

  • HydrazineNASA Bill Ingalls2
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    Hydrazine

    2016-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Rowena Fletcher-Wood on the simple compound that links spandex, automobile safety and space exploration: Hydrazine

  • Burnt toast on a blue background
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    Acrylamide

    2016-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Does burnt toast cause cancer? Martha Henriques explores this complex question

  • Traditional ceramic pottery in Essaouira, Morocco
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    Uranium dioxide

    2016-04-06T00:00:00Z

    This week’s compound has had a glowing career in the arts and a runaway success in the energy sector