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Chemistry in its element

Chemistry World

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Chemistry in its element

Chemistry in its element

Chemistry World

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349
Plays
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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Latest Episodes

Gypsum

From Lavoisier’s experiments with plaster of paris to the the ‘Sistine Chapel of crystals’ in Mexico, Mike Freemantle explores the history of gypsum

8 MIN5 d ago
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Gypsum

Favipiravir

Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

7 MIN1 w ago
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Favipiravir

Tannic acid

Tannic acid in green acorns can kill wild animals and livestock, but in this podcast Mike Freemantle makes plain that you can prevent poisoning with pannage pigs.

8 MIN2 w ago
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Tannic acid

Ractopamine

Common in the US but banned in the EU, this animal feed additive makes for muscular pigs and beefy international trade disputes.

7 MIN3 w ago
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Ractopamine

Hexasilabenzene

Brian Clegg discovers what a six-membered silicon ring can tell us about alien life

6 MINJUL 11
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Hexasilabenzene

2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)

Frances Addison on the aromatic compound found in both buttered popcorn and the bearcat’s scent glands, and responsible for the distinctive smell of both

5 MINJUL 3
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2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)

Dexamethasone

News that this cheap, ubiquitous steroid drug may reduce deaths in Covid-19 cases has been greeted with cautious optimism. Ben Valsler looks at the history of dexamethasone and the promising Recovery trial results.

6 MINJUN 27
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Dexamethasone

Porcelain

Mike Freemantle on the art, history and science of this delicate, translucent ceramic material

6 MINJUN 19
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Porcelain

Feldspar

Brian Clegg introduces the humble mineral that delights both astronomers and archaeologists

7 MINJUN 12
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Feldspar

Cimetidine

Mike Freemantle introduces the peptic ulcer treatment cimetidine, which – as Tagamet – became the first 'blockbuster' drug

7 MINJUN 5
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Cimetidine

Latest Episodes

Gypsum

From Lavoisier’s experiments with plaster of paris to the the ‘Sistine Chapel of crystals’ in Mexico, Mike Freemantle explores the history of gypsum

8 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Gypsum

Favipiravir

Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

7 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Favipiravir

Tannic acid

Tannic acid in green acorns can kill wild animals and livestock, but in this podcast Mike Freemantle makes plain that you can prevent poisoning with pannage pigs.

8 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Tannic acid

Ractopamine

Common in the US but banned in the EU, this animal feed additive makes for muscular pigs and beefy international trade disputes.

7 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ractopamine

Hexasilabenzene

Brian Clegg discovers what a six-membered silicon ring can tell us about alien life

6 MINJUL 11
Comments
Hexasilabenzene

2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)

Frances Addison on the aromatic compound found in both buttered popcorn and the bearcat’s scent glands, and responsible for the distinctive smell of both

5 MINJUL 3
Comments
2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)

Dexamethasone

News that this cheap, ubiquitous steroid drug may reduce deaths in Covid-19 cases has been greeted with cautious optimism. Ben Valsler looks at the history of dexamethasone and the promising Recovery trial results.

6 MINJUN 27
Comments
Dexamethasone

Porcelain

Mike Freemantle on the art, history and science of this delicate, translucent ceramic material

6 MINJUN 19
Comments
Porcelain

Feldspar

Brian Clegg introduces the humble mineral that delights both astronomers and archaeologists

7 MINJUN 12
Comments
Feldspar

Cimetidine

Mike Freemantle introduces the peptic ulcer treatment cimetidine, which – as Tagamet – became the first 'blockbuster' drug

7 MINJUN 5
Comments
Cimetidine
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