After finishing my A-levels, I wanted to study arts or languages, but then decided that being a chemist in a white coat was definitely cooler.
So I went on and spent ten years studying chemistry in Germany, Spain and the UK, before realising that not working in a lab can also be fun. After one year in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s graduate trainee scheme, I joined Chemistry World as editorial assistant.
My favourite CAS number is 102-54-5.
Silicon carbide fuzz could be woven into ultra-strong but lightweight materials
MPs are concerned the country may not have enough scientific advisors to help deal with a disaster
Cheap nanosized semiconductors rival expensive precious metal catalysts in photoredox reactions
Light-controlled nanomachines embedded in a polymer can control its shrinking and expanding
New +2 oxidation state fills hole in transuranium element chemistry
Soil-dwelling arachnid leaves bitter taste in mouth of attackers with poison precursor
Two research teams create exotic state of matter many scientists thought could never exist
Benzynes perform remarkably selective reactions with natural products that lead to uniquely complex compounds