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  • Synthesis in bubble wrap
    Podcast

    Chemistry World podcast - September 2014

    2014-09-05T00:00:00Z

    We speak to Paul Clarke about the challenges of natural product synthesis and discuss the pros and cons of perovskite solar cells

  • artistic illustration of synthesis
    Feature

    Unpicking natural product synthesis

    2014-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Is total synthesis in danger of a decline? Nina Notman investigates

  • Shark
    Podcast

    Squalene

    2014-07-02T00:00:00Z

    It helps keep sharks afloat, but may be partly responsible for their declining numbers: Helen Scales introduces squalene

  • Alarm clock, pills and glass of water on a bedside table
    Podcast

    Melatonin

    2014-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Meet melatonin, the ‘Dracula of hormones’, essential in regulating the body’s natural circadian rhythm

  • tea
    Podcast

    Tannins

    2014-04-30T00:00:00Z

    They are the compounds that link leather trousers to a nice cup of tea - Brian Clegg introduces tannins

  • poison dart frogs
    Podcast

    Batrachotoxin

    2014-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Stephen Wallace introduces batrachotoxin, a deadly toxin that comes from a beautiful little frog

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish
    Podcast

    Streptomycin

    2014-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the first antibiotic known to kill TB: streptomycin

  • Cone snail, Cyprus
    Podcast

    Conotoxins

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales finds out how unique toxins found in deadly cone snail stings could herald the next generation of painkillers

  • Field of grass
    Podcast

    Hexenal

    2013-11-27T00:00:00Z

    For many, it’s the smell of spring and summer. But hexenal - responsible for the aroma of freshly cut grass - makes Simon Cotton think of cricket.

  • 1113CW-In-the-pipeline_630m
    Opinion

    Natural born chemists

    2013-10-31T00:00:00Z

    Redesigning nature’s catalysts is tantalising but tricky, says Derek Lowe

  • Spanish fly (Lytta vesicatoria)
    Podcast

    Spanish fly

    2013-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales looks at cantharidin, the active ingredient in this famous aphrodisiac

  • Glass and bottle of absinthe
    Podcast

    Thujone

    2013-09-25T00:00:00Z

    Wrongly blamed for murders and hallucinations, Simon Cotton raises a glass of absinthe to this week’s compound: Thujone

  • Humpback Whale in Hawaii
    Podcast

    Ambergris

    2013-09-18T00:00:00Z

    How can whale waste make you a fortune? This week, Helen Scales searches for Ambergris

  • The black nightshade (Solanum nigrum) poisonous weed
    Podcast

    Atropine

    2013-09-04T00:00:00Z

    The poison from deadly nightshade, used in a recent attempted murder - Dan Johnson introduces atropine

  • Woman receives botox injection
    Podcast

    Botox

    2013-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Just 50 grams could kill everyone on the planet, but we have it injected into our faces. David Lindsay on Botox

  • Grapes and wine
    Podcast

    Resveratrol

    2013-06-26T00:00:00Z

    Can a compound in red wine protect against heart attack and cancer? Phillip Broadwith investigates resveratrol

  • Close up of foxgloves
    Podcast

    Digoxin

    2013-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Emma Stoye on digoxin, a toxic product of foxgloves, and the birth of modern pharmacology

  • cannabis plant
    Podcast

    Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

    2010-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Akshat Rathi introduces one of the key psychoactive ingredients in cannabis