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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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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

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

Old drugs sometimes find their way back into the news. The Covid-19 pandemic – and some very high profile backing – has led to malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine hitting the headlines worldwide. Ben Valsler explores both the history and the hype.

7 MIN5 d ago
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Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

Ibuprofen

Brian Clegg on the popular over-the-counter painkiller, developed by a high-street pharmacy chain

9 MIN1 w ago
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Ibuprofen

Minoxidil and finasteride

Catherine Hodges explores the chemical solutions to thinning hair and patchy beards, examining the popularity of minoxidil and the cautionary tale of finasteride

6 MIN2 w ago
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Minoxidil and finasteride

Fipronil

The pesticide that keeps pets free of pests, but may have also been responsible for the devastating collapse of bee colonies. With Harriet Brewerton.

6 MIN3 w ago
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Fipronil

Leptin

Rotund rodents revolutionised our understanding of the biological role of fat. Now, as Katrina Krämer discovers, the hormones created by fats could redefine obesity.

10 MINFEB. 28
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Leptin

Vitamin K

Ben Valsler on vitamin K – the blood clotting factor that is likely to be the first supplement you ever receive

6 MINFEB. 21
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Vitamin K

Amylase

Brian Clegg on the enzymes make life a little sweeter by breaking down starch into sugars, helping to make bread and beer

7 MINFEB. 14
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Amylase

Hydroquinone

Georgia Mills on a compound that explodes from a beetle's bum, and has a controversial role in skin depigmentation

6 MINFEB. 7
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Hydroquinone

Sodium cyanide

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Baia Mare disaster, when toxic sodium cyanide spilled from a gold processing plant led to ecological damage on a huge scale. Mike Freemantle tells the tragic tale and explores the poison's place in precious metal processing.

7 MINENE. 31
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Sodium cyanide

Terephthalic acid

Once thought of as an interesting – but useless – turpentine derivative, this oddly-named acid became the precursor to one of the world's most widely used plastics

7 MINENE. 24
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Terephthalic acid

Latest Episodes

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

Old drugs sometimes find their way back into the news. The Covid-19 pandemic – and some very high profile backing – has led to malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine hitting the headlines worldwide. Ben Valsler explores both the history and the hype.

7 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine

Ibuprofen

Brian Clegg on the popular over-the-counter painkiller, developed by a high-street pharmacy chain

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ibuprofen

Minoxidil and finasteride

Catherine Hodges explores the chemical solutions to thinning hair and patchy beards, examining the popularity of minoxidil and the cautionary tale of finasteride

6 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Minoxidil and finasteride

Fipronil

The pesticide that keeps pets free of pests, but may have also been responsible for the devastating collapse of bee colonies. With Harriet Brewerton.

6 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Fipronil

Leptin

Rotund rodents revolutionised our understanding of the biological role of fat. Now, as Katrina Krämer discovers, the hormones created by fats could redefine obesity.

10 MINFEB. 28
Comments
Leptin

Vitamin K

Ben Valsler on vitamin K – the blood clotting factor that is likely to be the first supplement you ever receive

6 MINFEB. 21
Comments
Vitamin K

Amylase

Brian Clegg on the enzymes make life a little sweeter by breaking down starch into sugars, helping to make bread and beer

7 MINFEB. 14
Comments
Amylase

Hydroquinone

Georgia Mills on a compound that explodes from a beetle's bum, and has a controversial role in skin depigmentation

6 MINFEB. 7
Comments
Hydroquinone

Sodium cyanide

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Baia Mare disaster, when toxic sodium cyanide spilled from a gold processing plant led to ecological damage on a huge scale. Mike Freemantle tells the tragic tale and explores the poison's place in precious metal processing.

7 MINENE. 31
Comments
Sodium cyanide

Terephthalic acid

Once thought of as an interesting – but useless – turpentine derivative, this oddly-named acid became the precursor to one of the world's most widely used plastics

7 MINENE. 24
Comments
Terephthalic acid
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