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 first as editorial assistant and now as science correspondent.
My favourite CAS number is 102-54-5.
In a rather unexpected move by the Nobel committee, this year’s prize in chemistry has been awarded to Benjamin List and David MacMillan
X-ray analysis of elusive cation finally proves it to be a symmetric near-covalent structure, not a carbocation
What would a plant do?
Chemists use to the universe’s random electromagnetic fluctuations to profoundly change a compound’s supramolecular organisation
Benzene diradical dianion is the first monocyclic molecule that’s Baird aromatic in the ground state
Researchers have been trying to find a full definition of aromaticity for almost two centuries, and yet keep discovering new types
Exposing racially biased research by delving into the nature versus nurture debate
DNA construction principles create first ever double-helical gold nanocluster assembly
Two decades after leaded petrol was banned in the UK, the toxic metal still hangs around London’s dusty roads – and it’s not going away
Electride transition solves the mystery of how a liquid can be denser than a close-packed solid
Despite only comprising 1% of deep sea areas, sediments in Pacific Ocean trenches contain up to 30% of marine mercury
Hundreds of fake research manuscripts from paper mills have flooded biochemical and biomedical journals in recent years. But how do you stop large-scale fraud barely anything is known about?
While bamboo bats break cricket traditions, it might make the sport more accessible to its growing fanbase