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  • Tin cans
    Podcast

    Tin chlorides

    2018-11-29T15:19:00Z

    The compounds that put the 'tin' in tin cans and help you to reflect on your appearance

  • Chopping onions on a wooden board with a ceramic knife
    Podcast

    Propanethial-S-oxide: how chopping onions makes you cry

    2018-11-23T11:02:00Z

    Kat Arney’s investigation of the pungent chemical in onions is enough to bring tears to your eyes

  • Coloured epoxy resin on wood
    Podcast

    Epoxies

    2018-11-16T14:25:00Z

    Epoxies – including hard-wearing resins and strong adhesives – can be found almost everywhere, from your household white goods to the Large Hadron Collider

  • Football hitting the back of the net
    Podcast

    Levulinic acid

    2018-11-09T14:47:00Z

    How one footballer's climate concerns led to the creation of a green chemistry company: the story of Mathieu Flamini, GFBiochemicals and levulinic acid.

  • Brian Keating – Losing the Nobel prize
    Podcast

    Book Club – Losing the Nobel Prize

    2018-11-06T10:15:00Z

    Physicist Brian Keating lost the Nobel Prize, then went on to re-evaluate its worth and examine how it could be improved

  • Grapefruit
    Podcast

    Furanocoumarin

    2018-11-02T11:47:00Z

    Florence Schechter discovers how a seemingly healthy grapefruit-based breakfast could disrupt your daily drugs

  • Universal indicator paper
    Podcast

    Phenolphthalein

    2018-10-25T16:12:00Z

    Kat Arney gets to the bottom of the story of phenolphthalein – a chemical with two very different uses. If you've measured pH in a classroom or had some trouble in the bathroom, you may have met this compound before.

  • Resin drips from the Mastic tree
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    Caryophyllene

    2018-10-19T11:37:00Z

    A biologically active compound from the biblical balm of Gilead, said to ‘heal the sin-sick soul’ and mentioned at the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

  • Algae bloom in Reflecting Pool, Washington, DC
    Podcast

    Anatoxin-a

    2018-10-12T10:00:00Z

    The compound formerly known by the no-nonsense name 'very fast death factor'

  • Colchicum autumnale flowers
    Podcast

    Colchicine

    2018-10-05T10:00:00Z

    An ancient, but effective, remedy for painful attacks of gout

  • A Bandari woman showing her hands with indigo traces after sewing a traditional burqa mask
    Podcast

    Indigo

    2018-09-28T10:00:00Z

    The rise and fall of the Indian indigo industry is just one part of this pigment's colourful history

  • Mark Miadownik – Liquid
    Podcast

    Book Club – Liquid

    2018-09-28T09:00:00Z

    Mark Miodownik on the delightful, dangerous and downright strange liquids that flow through our lives

  • A Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel displays confiscated ecstasy at a press conference in Manila on September 14, 2016
    Podcast

    Pentylone

    2018-09-21T10:17:00Z

    The latest in an alarming trend of novel psychoactive substances being mis-sold at festivals as traditional street drugs, putting users at risk

  • Sneezing in a field
    Podcast

    Antihistamines

    2018-09-13T14:19:00Z

    From calming a hyperactive immune system to increasing cognitive abilities, these small molecules have a big impact

  • Thaumetopoea processionea. Oak processionary moth caterpillars
    Podcast

    Thaumetopoein

    2018-09-07T09:30:00Z

    The allergenic compound behind those 'toxic caterpillars'

  • Jennifer L. Rohn – Cat Zero
    Podcast

    Book Club – Cat Zero

    2018-09-06T14:19:00Z

    Science fiction as written by a scientist

  • Nurses from the House of Lords Red Cross Detachment wearing gas masks,
    Podcast

    Ethyl iodoacetate

    2018-08-30T17:05:00Z

    A tear gas used by the British army in the first world war, picked, in part, because of our access to seaweed

  • A bowl of almonds
    Podcast

    Benzaldehyde

    2018-08-23T16:59:00Z

    Brian Clegg on the almond flavour compound that gives your taste buds a treat and may help rescue survivors from a disaster

  • Corrugated asbestos cement roofing
    Podcast

    Asbestos

    2018-08-17T14:30:00Z

    How the ‘world’s most wonderful mineral’ became one of the world’s biggest health hazards

  • Infant with Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Jaundice.
    Podcast

    Bilirubin

    2018-08-10T15:20:00Z

    Kat Arney investigates the chemicals responsible for giving bruises their hue and colouring your poo