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  • Vintage Japanese black lacquer tea caddy with auspicious gold makie bamboo forest design, used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony
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    Urushiol

    2017-04-05T15:40:00Z

    The compounds that link poison ivy with beautiful lacquerwork 

  • Packet of mercurous chloride tablets, Kassel, Germany, 1914-1917
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    Mercuric chloride

    2017-03-29T03:03:00Z

    Michael Freemantle traces the history of a highly toxic medicine: Mercuric chloride

  • A cat, playing on a purpose built cat tower
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    Nepetalactone

    2017-03-22T17:14:00Z

    The catnip compound that felines go crazy for could have exciting uses for humans, too, as Kat Arney finds out

  • Illustration of human sperm
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    Spermine and spermidine

    2017-03-15T14:43:00Z

    Kiki Sanford explores how polyamines found in semen could be related to a long and healthy life

  • Bandaged British World War 1 soldiers in a battlefield trench, 1915-1918.
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    Mustine

    2017-03-08T17:30:00Z

    How chemical weapons inspired the birth of cancer chemotherapy

  • A single layer of molybdenum disulfide
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    Molybdenum disulfide

    2017-03-01T17:24:00Z

    Brian Clegg discovers the compound that makes the world’s smallest transistors

  • The master algorithm index
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    Book Club - The master algorithm

    2017-02-24T14:18:00Z

    Driverless cars and bloodless wars are just two of the promises of machines that learn, the subject of this month’s podcast

  • A skeletal form mixes ingredients for sweets, surrounded by vats of dangerous chemicals
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    Arsenic trioxide

    2017-02-22T16:12:00Z

    How a ‘daft’ pharmacy mix up led to a series of poisonings in Victorian Britain

  • Colin Firth as Mr Darcy
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    Darcin

    2017-02-15T15:44:00Z

    Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy lends his name to a pheromone that lets mice feel the love

  • Furry Logic
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    Book Club - Furry logic

    2017-02-13T15:52:00Z

    This month we discuss the physics of turtles, shrimps and, of course, cats

  • A bag of freshly donated blood
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    Porphyrins

    2017-02-08T18:06:00Z

    Brian Clegg examines the colourful compounds that no red-blooded creature can do without: Porphyrins

  • Yuri Organessian
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    Chemistry World podcast – January 2017

    2017-02-03T16:06:00Z

    This month we introduce our new puzzles page, discuss the implications of Trump for science and meet Yuri Oganessian, the only living person with an element named after him

  • sodium reacting with water with the blue colour of the solvated electron visible
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    Solvated electrons

    2017-02-02T13:39:00Z

    Blue flashes and metallic water are just some of the tricks associated with the unleashed electron

  • Ball and stick structure of adamantane
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    Adamantane

    2017-01-26T17:11:00Z

    Brian Clegg introduces a crystalline hydrocarbon that isn’t as tough as it sounds, but is the basis of a wide range of medicines

  • The secret life of fat index
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    Book Club - The secret life of fat

    2017-01-24T11:11:00Z

    The Chemistry World team discusses the benfits and drawbacks of the most maligned body tissue 

  • Surgery
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    Pancuronium bromide

    2017-01-19T17:40:00Z

    Katrina Krämer explores one of the key muscle relaxants used in surgery

  • A cattle skull on bare ground
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    TCDD or dioxin

    2017-01-11T16:49:00Z

    Matt Gunther looks into TCDD, or dioxin, and the tragic Seveso accident

  • A man measuring his waistline with a measuring tape
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    Orlistat

    2017-01-04T16:50:00Z

    With thoughts turning to our festively-expanded waistlines, Kit Chapman looks at a poster child in the battle against obesity

  • Cloves
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    Eugenol

    2016-12-21T16:06:00Z

    One of the defining smells of Christmas leads a double life as fish anaesthetic and insect attractant…

  • homo deus index
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    Book Club - Homo deus and our favourite books of 2016

    2016-12-16T11:39:00Z

    We review the bestseller, Homo deus and then the Chemistry World  team discusses their favourite books of 2016