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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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English


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Bronze: Chemistry in its element

1/18/2019
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Kit Chapman takes us back to the 1904 Olympics in St Louis, via the bronze age and ancient Greece

Duration:00:04:43

Ellagic acid: Chemistry in its element

1/11/2019
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Louise Crane introduces the antioxidant that led to exaggerated claims that 'whisky helps fight cancer'

Duration:00:06:16

Myristicin: Chemistry in its element

12/17/2018
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The spice that gives your Christmas eggnog its distinctive taste and aroma is also a toxic narcotic that played an important role in international history. Florence Schechter shares the history of myristicin – the active ingredient in nutmeg

Duration:00:06:41

Low-background steel: Chemistry in its element

12/7/2018
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Post-nuclear steel is a little bit radioactive, so for some specialist jobs we need to find a source of steel from before the bomb

Duration:00:05:26

Tin chlorides: Chemistry in its element

11/30/2018
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The compounds that put the 'tin' in tin cans and help you to reflect on your appearance

Duration:00:07:13

Propanethial-S-oxide: Chemistry in its element

11/23/2018
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Kat Arney’s investigation of the pungent chemical in onions is enough to bring tears to your eyes

Duration:00:05:49

Epoxies: Chemistry in its Element

11/16/2018
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Epoxies – including hard-wearing resins and strong adhesives – can be found almost everywhere, from your household white goods to the Large Hadron Collider. And the aroma of these compounds cemented their place in Brian Clegg's childhood memories.

Duration:00:05:56

Levulinic acid: Chemistry in its element

11/9/2018
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How one footballer's climate concerns led to the creation of a green chemistry company: Mike Freemantle discovers the story of Mathieu Flamini, GFBiochemicals and levulinic acid.

Duration:00:07:10

Furanocoumarins: Chemistry in its element

11/2/2018
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Florence Schechter discovers how a seemingly healthy grapefruit-based breakfast could disrupt your daily drugs

Duration:00:05:55

Phenolphthalein: Chemistry in its element

10/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:06:17

Caryophyllene: Chemistry in its Element

10/19/2018
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A biologically active compound from the biblical balm of Gilead, said to ‘heal the sin-sick soul’

Duration:00:07:53

Anatoxin-a: Chemistry in its element

10/12/2018
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Gege Li on the compound formerly known by the no-nonsense name 'very fast death factor'

Duration:00:06:47

Colchicine: Chemistry in its element

10/5/2018
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Florence Schechter introduces an ancient, but effective, treatment for painful attacks of gout

Duration:00:05:37

Indigo: Chemistry in its element

9/28/2018
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What links blue jeans to ancient British warriors? Mike Freemantle discovers the blue dye with a colourful history

Duration:00:07:07

Pentylone: Chemistry in its element

9/21/2018
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The latest in an alarming trend of novel psychoactive substances being mis-sold at festivals as traditional street drugs, putting users at risk

Duration:00:07:07

Antihistamines: Chemistry in its element

9/14/2018
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As hayfever season comes to a close, Katrina Krämer examines antihistamines. From calming down a hyperactive immune system to increasing cognitive abilities, these small molecules have a big impact.

Duration:00:07:11

Thaumetopoein: Chemistry in its element

9/7/2018
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Kat Arney finds out about the 'toxic caterpillar' chemical that will make your skin crawl

Duration:00:06:39

Ethyl iodoacetate: Chemistry in its element

8/31/2018
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Michael Freemantle introduces a tear gas used by the British army in the first world war, picked, in part, because of our access to seaweed

Duration:00:06:21

Benzaldehyde: Chemistry in its element

8/24/2018
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Brian Clegg on the almond flavour compound that gives your taste buds a treat and may help rescue survivors from a disaster

Duration:00:05:53

Asbestos: Chemistry in its element

8/17/2018
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How the ‘world’s most wonderful mineral’ became one of the world’s biggest health hazards

Duration:00:06:05