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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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United States

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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


Episodes

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

Bilirubin: Chemistry in its element

8/10/2018
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Kat Arney investigates the chemicals responsible for giving bruises their hue and colouring your poo

Duration:00:05:52

Naloxone: Chemistry in its element

8/2/2018
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Katrina Krämer examines the overdose antidote that has saved tens of thousands of lives

Duration:00:06:43

Fentanyl: Chemistry in its element

7/27/2018
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A 1960s breakthrough in pain relief that now fuels the opioid crisis

Duration:00:06:28

Lanolin: Chemistry in its element

7/20/2018
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How a waxy mixture from a sheep's fleece helped create a global fashion brand

Duration:00:05:59

Cannabidiol: Chemistry in its element

7/13/2018
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Ben Valsler with the story of Charlotte Figi, Dravet syndrome and the cannabis compound controlling her condition.

Duration:00:06:41

Potassium sulfide: Chemistry in its element

7/5/2018
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Brian Clegg on a compound that keeps us well fed and looking radiant

Duration:00:05:47

Warfarin: Chemistry in its element

6/28/2018
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Katrina Krämer asks if an essential blood-thinning medicine ended Joseph Stalin’s 30-year rule over the Soviet Union

Duration:00:07:21

Kerosene: Chemistry in its element

6/21/2018
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Discover bat-borne-bombs and a classic chemistry textbook, as Mike Freemantle examines the history of kerosene

Duration:00:06:28

Iron sulfides: Chemistry in its element

6/14/2018
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One mineral form may look like gold, but Brian Clegg isn't fooled by the value of iron sulfides

Duration:00:06:45

Spidroin: Chemistry in its Element

6/7/2018
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From tacky Hallowe’en decorations to the stuff of an arachnophobe’s nightmares, spiders don’t have the greatest reputation. But, as Kat Arney is here to prove, there’s fascinating chemistry at work in their webs.

Duration:00:06:19

Piperine: Chemistry in its element

5/31/2018
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Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick

Duration:00:05:32