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.
Rutherford Fund part of government’s strategy to make UK ‘go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors’
Firefighters took three hours to put out the blaze which caused only minor damage
Ultrafast freezing at supersonic speed produces ice with 80% cubic crystal structure
Odd resonance stabilisation observed in ground state opens door to studying poorly understood phenomenon
Yet-to-be-synthesised iodabenzene could be stabilised by functional groups that support a bird-shaped isomer