Chemistry in its element

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

Episode Date
Iron sulfides: Chemistry in its element
06:46

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

Jun 14, 2018
Spidroin: Chemistry in its Element
06:20

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.

Jun 07, 2018
Piperine: Chemistry in its element
05:33

Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick

May 31, 2018
Potassium bitartrate: Chemistry in its element
06:00

Brian Clegg with the winemaking byproduct that may be lurking in your larder

May 24, 2018
Twistacenes: Chemistry in its element
05:23

Kat Arney discovers the strange things that happen when organic compounds go round the twist

May 17, 2018
Calcium hypochlorite: Chemistry in its element
06:39

A component of 'trench atmosphere' and ‘the most powerful antiseptic known’, Mike Freemantle explores calcium hydroxide and the birth of a chemical dynasty 

May 10, 2018
Indium tin oxide: Chemistry in its element
05:09

Swipe, tap, pinch, poke and prod – Neil Withers gets hands on with touchscreen material indium tin oxide, ITO

May 03, 2018
BaZnGa: Chemistry in its element
04:56

Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a new compound

Apr 26, 2018
Triamcinolone: Chemistry in its element
05:51

Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the steroid triamcinolone

Apr 20, 2018
Acetylcysteine: Chemistry in its element
05:35

Acetylcysteine is a versatile drug, helping manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose. But, as Ben Valsler discovers, it has found itself at the centre of a cycling controversy

Apr 12, 2018
Curare and ouabain: Chemistry in its element
06:21

Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons

Apr 06, 2018
Gutta percha: Chemistry in its element
05:51

Kat Arney wraps herself around the tree sap that saved transatlantic telecommunications

Mar 29, 2018
Maitotoxin: Chemistry in its element
07:26

A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell

Mar 09, 2018
Astaxanthin: Chemistry in its element
05:36

Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment

Mar 02, 2018
Melanin: Chemistry in its element
06:29

Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning bananas

Feb 21, 2018
Oganesson: Chemistry in its element
06:50

We speak to Yuri Oganessian about the element that bears his name

Feb 15, 2018
Tennessine: Chemistry in its element
06:00

Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine

Feb 14, 2018
Livermorium: Chemistry in its element
05:58

Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table

Feb 13, 2018
Moscovium: Chemistry in its element
05:21

The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed

Feb 12, 2018
Flerovium: Chemistry in its element
06:54

How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions

Feb 08, 2018
Nihonium: Chemistry in its element
08:18

We catch up with the changes in the periodic table. This time, Kit Chapman discovers the element that realised a Japanese national dream

Feb 08, 2018
Strontium aluminate: Chemistry in its element
06:48

Brian Clegg illuminates a glow-in-the-dark compound that defies naming conventions

Feb 01, 2018
Topaz: Chemistry in its element
05:51

Mike Freemantle brings us a sparkling mineral and a tale of derring-do on the high seas

Jan 26, 2018
Methaemoglobin and diaphorase 1: Chemistry in its element
06:38

Kat Arney discovers the biological chemistry behind a colourful blood disorder

Jan 19, 2018
Fructose: Chemistry in its element
05:55

Super-sweet and packed with preserving power, Mike Freemantle discovers that fructose can help keep things fresh long after the sell-by date

Dec 21, 2017
TEMPO – (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxyl: Chemistry in its element
09:57

Katrina Krämer speaks to organic chemist Daniel Allwood about a multi-talented molecule that proves that not all radicals live up to their name

Dec 15, 2017
Aluminium chloride: Chemistry in its element
06:23

Brian Clegg becomes a sleuth to investigate the uses of a deceptively simple Lewis acid

Dec 07, 2017
Acesulfame potassium: Chemistry in its element
06:19

Mike Freemantle discovers a sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water

Nov 30, 2017
Sildenafil: Chemistry in its element
05:55

Kat Arney takes a long, hard look at the story behind those famous little blue pills

Nov 23, 2017
Tetranitromethane: Chemistry in its element
06:27

Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure

Nov 16, 2017
Polybutene: Chemistry in its element
05:10

Kit Chapman discovers the compound that blighted Nixon’s second presidential inauguration by littering the route with dead pigeons

Nov 09, 2017
Aflatoxins: Chemistry in its element
06:02

Kat Arney investigates the cancer-causing chemicals that could be lurking in that bag of peanuts

Nov 02, 2017
Citral: Chemistry in its element
06:14

Brian Clegg freshens up the podcast with a spritz of lemon scent, courtesy of neral and geranial, collectively known as citral

Oct 27, 2017
Neoprene: Chemistry in its element
06:25
Oct 20, 2017
Cinnarizine: Chemistry in its element
04:26

Neil Withers relives a choppy (and messy) sea voyage to bring us the science of anti-seasickness drug cinnarizine, known in the UK as stugeron

Oct 12, 2017
Sodium dichromate: Chemistry in its element
06:31

Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts

Oct 06, 2017
Coomassie brilliant blue: Chemistry in its element
05:50

Kat Arney explains how an attractive blue dye, with a name inspired by the British Empire’s military exploits, became the basis of a fundamental lab technique

Sep 29, 2017
Phosphorus chlorides: Chemistry in its element
07:38

Brian Clegg on a hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality – from household products to chemical weapons

Sep 22, 2017
tert-Butyl Lithium: Chemistry in its element
10:12

A pyrophoric reagent that remains one of chemistry’s staples and the liquid salts that can tame its wild reactivity

Sep 13, 2017
Alizarin: Chemistry in its element
06:04

Mike Freemantle introduces a pigment used by William Morris that also gave the Redcoats their distinctive hue

Sep 07, 2017
Chlorine trifluoride: Chemistry in its element
05:47

Tabitha Watson introduces a poisonous, corrosive and extremely reactive compound that will start 'roaring reactions' with almost anything

Aug 31, 2017
Pykrete: Chemistry in its element
05:29

A lightweight, bulletproof material made from ice and wood pulp

Aug 23, 2017
Sodium polyacrylate: Chemistry in its Element
05:08

Kat Arney explains the unlikely link between fake snow and babies' nappies

Aug 16, 2017
Indometacin: Chemistry in its element
06:39

Mike Freemantle discusses the drug that keeps his gout at bay

Aug 10, 2017
Piranha solution: Chemistry in its element
08:05

When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real 'bite'

Aug 04, 2017
Lignin: Chemistry in its element
07:03

Wood has been vital in the development of human civilisation. Brian Clegg looks at the compound at its heart

Jul 27, 2017
Diphenylchlorarsine: Chemistry in its element
06:57

Mike Freemantle introduces a chemical weapon developed in the first world war that fortunately failed to live up to its terrible potential

Jul 21, 2017
Aqua regia: Chemistry in its element
05:53

Tabitha Watson introduces the most aristocratic of acids: Aqua regia

Jul 13, 2017
Chymosin: Chemistry in its element
06:41

The enzyme that helps us turn milk into cheese is also responsible for the biggest commercial success story of any genetically modified organism

Jul 06, 2017
Casein: Chemistry in its element
06:12

One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out

Jun 28, 2017
Gallium nitride: Chemistry in its element
06:52

Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics

Jun 22, 2017
Caesium chloride: Chemistry in its element
06:25

Caesium chloride is packs a lot of radioactivity into a small volume, making it ideal for treatments where the radioactive material needs to be accurately sited

Jun 14, 2017
Rotaxanes: Chemistry in its element
08:44

Katrina Kramer speaks with  Manchester University researcher David Leigh about compounds that resemble machine parts and could pave the way for molecular robots

Jun 07, 2017
Fibrin and fibrinogen: Chemistry in its element
05:46

From scabby knees to life-threatening strokes, this important protein is the fundamental link in the complex molecular chain that forms blood clots.

May 31, 2017
Propylene glycol: Chemistry in its element
05:00

When a batch of cinnamon whiskey meant for the American market made its way to Europe, it highlighted starkly different regulations controlling how much propylene glycol is allowed in food and drink

May 24, 2017
Butanone: Chemistry in its element
05:45

If you’ve ever built plastic scale models of aeroplanes or spacecraft, you’ll be familiar with the sharp, sweet smell of butanone

May 17, 2017
Propranolol hydrochloride: Chemistry in its element
05:59

Rowena Fletcher-Wood discovers how to stave off stage fright, with a simple compound that revolutionised drug development

May 12, 2017
Anthocyanins: Chemistry in its element
06:52

Michael Freemantle explores the pigments responsible for the rich colours of autumn foliage: ‘the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves’.

May 05, 2017
MOFs – Metal–organic frameworks: Chemistry in its element
09:59

Katrina Krämer examines these extremely versatile materials and speaks to MOF pioneer Omar Yaghi

Apr 27, 2017
Ragwort alkaloids: Chemistry in its element
06:32

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids from Ragworts and other plants are popular with pollinators but a potent poison to wildlife and livestock, as Mike Freemantle discovers

Apr 19, 2017
Phosphine: Chemistry in its element
04:49

Kit Chapman on the compound that could be the chemical cause of mysterious lights in the night: Phosphines 

Apr 13, 2017
Urushiol: Chemistry in its element
05:21

Kat Arney introduces a two-faced tree sap that can cause nasty rashes or be made into beautiful Japanese furniture

Apr 05, 2017
Mercuric chloride: Chemistry in its element
06:30

Through an early ointment for spots through a medicine for syphilitic Victorians, Michael Freemantle traces the history of highly toxic mercuric chloride

Mar 31, 2017
Nepetalactone: Chemistry in its element
05:28

The catnip compound that felines go crazy for could have exciting uses for humans, too, as Kat Arney finds out

Mar 22, 2017
Spermine and spermidine: Chemistry in its element
08:31

Kiki Sanford explores how polyamines found in semen could be related to a long and healthy life

Mar 15, 2017
Mustine: Chemistry in its element
06:59

Michael Freemantle on chemical weapons and the birth of cancer chemotherapy

Mar 08, 2017
CiiE: Molybdenum disulphide
07:14

Forming layers just three atoms deep, molybdenum disulfide shows potential in filtration, flexible screens and minuscule transistors

Mar 01, 2017
Arsenic trioxide: Chemistry in its element
05:09

Kit Chapman explains how a 'daft' pharmacy mix up led to a series of poisonings in Victorian Britain

Feb 22, 2017
Darcin: Chemistry in its element
06:02

Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy lends his name to a pheromone that lets mice feel the love, as Kat Arney discovers

Feb 15, 2017
Porphyrins: Chemistry in its element
06:17

Brian Clegg examines the colourful compounds that no red-blooded creature can do without: Porphyrins

Feb 08, 2017
Solvated electrons: Chemistry in its element
08:13

Blue flashes and metallic water are just some of the tricks the smallest possible anion has up its sleeve

Feb 02, 2017
Adamantane: Chemistry in its element
06:47

Brian Clegg introduces a crystalline hydrocarbon that isn't as tough as it sounds, but is the basis of a wide range of medicines

Jan 26, 2017
Pancuronium bromide: Chemistry in its element
06:40

On-demand muscle paralysis revolutionised surgery. Katrina Krämer explores one of the key muscle relaxants used in medical procedures: Pancuronium bromide

Jan 19, 2017
TCDD or dioxin: Chemistry in its element
05:31

The Seveso accident saw an accidental release of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), commonly known as dioxin. Matt Gunther tells the tragic story.

Jan 11, 2017
Orlistat: Chemistry in its element
04:21

With thoughts turning to our festively-expanded waistlines, Kit Chapman looks at a poster child in the battle against obesity

Jan 04, 2017
Eugenol: Chemistry in its element
05:15

Eugenol, the smell most associated with cloves, may be one of the defining smells of Christmas, but it also leads a double life as fish anaesthetic and insect attractant...

Dec 21, 2016
Diborane: Chemistry in its element
04:42

This week, Neil Withers examines a compound with the 'wrong' number of bonds: Diborane

Dec 14, 2016
Diazepam: Chemistry in its element
04:55

Jamie Durrani introduces one of the biggest selling pharmaceuticals in history, the 'mother's little helper': Diazepam

Dec 07, 2016
Swainsonine: Chemistry in its element
06:00

Katrina Krämer investigates the sad case of Christopher McCandless, who some believe consumed the poison swainsonine in the Alaskan wilderness

Nov 30, 2016
Bromodeoxyuridine: Chemistry in its element
05:27

Kat Arney introduces bromodeoxyuridine, or BrdU, a nucleoside that revolutionised our ability to watch cells grow and divide

Nov 23, 2016
Benzoyl peroxide: Chemistry in its element
03:51

The whitest smile, the blondest blonde, the clearest complexion – all from one essential compound. Fernando Gomollón-Bel introduces benzoyl peroxide

Nov 16, 2016
Butyric acid: Chemistry in its element
06:13

Louise Crane reveals the compound that gives American chocolate and wet dogs their distinct aroma

Nov 09, 2016
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP): Chemistry in its element
06:10

Kat Arney explains how a protein that repairs broken DNA holds the key to killing cancer cells – but only if you stop it from doing its job

Nov 02, 2016
Neodymium chloride: Chemistry in its element
05:26

From medicine to the military, this compound makes lasers for a range of applications. Brian Clegg discovers neodymium chloride

Oct 26, 2016
Gabapentin: Chemistry in its element
06:25

Louise Crane documents the rise and fall of gabapentin – from ‘wonder drug’ to illicit substance in just 50 years

Oct 19, 2016
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET): Chemistry in its element
06:10

The story of one of the most ubiquitous artificial compounds

Oct 12, 2016
BINAP: Chemistry in its element
06:41

Katrina Kramer introduces the Nobel prize-winning ligand that will give you just the hand you need: BINAP or 2,2'-bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1'-binaphthyl

Oct 06, 2016
Fluorouracil: Chemistry in its element
06:34

 A substitute for one of the bases in DNA that can cause the death of cancer cells

Sep 28, 2016
Quaternary ammonium salts: Chemistry in its element
05:18

Brian Clegg introduces a family of molecules that first gave fluffy softness to freshly washed clothes

Sep 21, 2016
Ergotamine: Chemistry in its element
06:15

Ben Valsler finds out why writing Alice’s adventures in Wonderland was such a headache for Lewis Carroll

Sep 14, 2016
Spinel: Chemistry in its element
05:14

Find out about the Black Prince’s ruby, which is no ruby at all

Sep 07, 2016
Aconitine: Chemistry in its element
05:53

This powerful poison is said to have the power to transform werewolves and heal snake bites. Brian Clegg unpicks fiction from fact

Aug 31, 2016
Raspberry ketone: Chemistry in its element
08:44

Is there really a simple, fruity route to weight loss?

Aug 24, 2016
Statins: Chemistry in its element
06:24

Brian Clegg gets to the heart of the matter on the benefits or otherwise of one of the most commonly prescribed drugs

Aug 17, 2016
Ghrelin: Chemistry in its element
06:01

Is there a single hormone that causes hunger, and is this it?

Aug 10, 2016
Prodiginines: Chemistry in its element
07:48

When the communion bread starts secreting blood, could this be the cause?

Aug 03, 2016
Taurine: Chemistry in its element
05:40
Kat Arney tells us about the active ingredient in energy drinks
Jul 26, 2016
Picric acid: Chemistry in its element
06:58
A yellow dress, of the type worn by Jane Austen, sets Michael Freemantle exploring the chemistry of picric acid
Jul 20, 2016
Spilanthol: Chemistry in its element
05:38
It's the active molecule in the plant known as electric daisies or the toothache plant but it might also make your skin smoother
Jul 14, 2016
Thiomersal: Chemistry in its element
05:39
Kat Arney introduces the organomercury preservative associated with the current controversy around vaccines
Jul 06, 2016
Ammonium carbonate: Chemistry in its element
06:52
Ever taken a whiff of smelling salts? For many years, the compound that contributed the pungent pong was ammonium carbonate
Jun 29, 2016
Asafoetida: Chemistry in its element
06:52
With a name that literally means rotten resin, asafoetida is a surprising food additive and deodorant
Jun 22, 2016
Methyl isocyanate: Chemistry in its element
07:30
The 1984 accident at Bhopal, India, was the worst in the history of industrial chemistry. It involved a leak of methyl isocyanate
Jun 15, 2016
Shikimic acid: Chemistry in its element
06:07
Kat Arney introduces a biologically ubiquitous compound, important in beating both infectious viruses and invasive weeds
Jun 08, 2016
Sucrose: Chemistry in its element
06:09
The tastiest food additive there is, or the greatest threat to life in the western world?
May 31, 2016
Cordite: Chemistry in its element
06:00
The Battle of Jutland was fought 100 years ago next week, on May 31st, 1916. A critical role was played by cordite
May 25, 2016
Coumarin: Chemistry in its element
06:21
Michael Freemantle takes a stroll through 'Jane Austen country' to discover this week's compound: Coumarin
May 18, 2016
Tetraethyl lead: Chemistry in its element
06:14
For decades, automobile fuel had a dangerous additive: Tetraethyl lead. Matt Gunther explains why a toxic compound was added to our fuel
May 11, 2016
Haloperidol: Chemistry in its element
07:16
It failed as a painkiller, but Haldol rapidly became an essential medicine for schizophrenia. Raychelle Burks explains more
May 04, 2016
Cadmium telluride: Chemistry in its element
07:11
It may not be the best material for solar cells but it has some distinct advantages
Apr 27, 2016
Hydrazine: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Rowena Fletcher-Wood on the simple compound that links spandex, automobile safety and space exploration: Hydrazine
Apr 20, 2016
Acrylamide: Chemistry in its element
06:05
Does burnt toast cause cancer? Martha Henriques explores this complex question
Apr 13, 2016
Uranium dioxide: Chemistry in its element
06:48
This week's compound has had a glowing career in the arts and a runaway success in the energy sector
Apr 06, 2016
Mauveine: Chemistry in its element
07:44
Michael Freemantle with a colourful account of the birth of synthetic organic chemistry
Mar 30, 2016
Citronellol: Chemistry in its element
05:37
Emma Stoye on citronellol - her constant companion when faced with biting bugs
Mar 23, 2016
Fluorescein: Chemistry in its element
05:22
Kat Arney discovers the compound that first coloured the Chicago river green for St Patrick's Day
Mar 16, 2016
Sodium hypochlorite: Chemistry in its element
06:48
What do hygienic work surfaces have in common with 19th century French violins? Brian Clegg finds out.
Mar 09, 2016
Brominated vegetable oil: Chemistry in its element
07:17
Too much cola can mess with your brain. The effects of excess brominated vegetable oil explained
Mar 02, 2016
Oseltamivir : Chemistry in its element
06:19
Oseltamivir, or Tamiflu, stockpiling during the 2009 H1N1 epidemic highlighted significant problems with drugs trials policy
Feb 24, 2016
Flibanserin: Chemistry in its element
06:09
Flibanserin was touted to be the female Viagra. Martha Henriques explains why it failed to live up to the hype.
Feb 17, 2016
Acrolein: Chemistry in its element
07:19
Michael Freemantle relates the history arolein, a poor tear gas with unexpected benefits
Feb 09, 2016
Cedrol: Chemistry in its element
05:23
Raychelle Burks explains how the scent of cedar wood can be used to destroy pests
Feb 03, 2016
Ethidium bromide: Chemistry in its element
05:13
Kat Arney shines a light on the fluorescent DNA marker
Jan 27, 2016
Calcium carbide: Chemistry in its element
07:28
Michael Freemantle tells us of discovery that lit the homes and put the food on the table of millions of people
Jan 19, 2016
Ectoparasiticides: Chemistry in its element
06:12
Martha Henriques explains how compounds developed to keep parasites at bay may be protecting rhinos from poachers
Jan 13, 2016
Taq Polymerase: Chemistry in its element
05:10
Kat Arney reveals how high temperature bacteria provide us with the molecule that speeds up DNA sequencing
Dec 16, 2015
Ubiquitin: Chemistry in its element
08:46
Kiki Sanford examines the molecule that holds the balance between life and death
Dec 09, 2015
Diethyl ether: Chemistry in its element
06:41
Michael Freemantle awakens us to the history of diethyl ether
Dec 02, 2015
Manganese dioxide: Chemistry in its element
06:32
Brian Clegg paints a picture of a compound found in ancient cave paintings and top-of-the-range electronics: Manganese dioxide
Nov 25, 2015
Mercury fulminate, Hg(CNO)<sub>2</sub>: Chemistry in its element
06:06
Michael Freemantle examines the explosive history and chemistry of mercury fulminate
Nov 18, 2015
Zirconium tungstate: Chemistry in its element
04:22
Generally, things get bigger as they get hotter. Neil Withers examines one of the exceptions – zirconium tungstate
Nov 11, 2015
Toluene: Chemistry in its element
05:47
There's more to toluene than TNT, as Brian Clegg reveals
Nov 04, 2015
Guncotton or nitrocellulose: Chemistry in its element
06:02
From an apron aflame to a popular propellant, Michael Freemantle tracks the history of guncotton
Oct 28, 2015
Thiamine or vitamin B: Chemistry in its element
06:44
Brian Clegg introduces an essential nutrient, and the first to hold the name 'vitamin': Thiamine or vitamin B
Oct 22, 2015
Cephalosporins: Chemistry in its element
06:21
A story which starts knee-deep in sewage and ends with the spread of drug resistant infections like MRSA
Oct 15, 2015
Lewisite: Chemistry in its element
06:27
Wouldn't it be great to have a molecule named after you? But perhaps not this week's compound, the chemical weapon lewisite
Oct 07, 2015
Xenon hexafluoroplatinate: Chemistry in its element
05:53
Hayley Birch discovers the compound that opened up a wing of the periodic table for reactions: Xenon hexafluoroplatinate
Sep 30, 2015
Sodium azide: Chemistry in its element
06:43
Raychelle Burks finds out how Potbelly's patrons became poisoning patients, in the mystery of the sodium azide-laced iced tea
Sep 23, 2015
Gelsemine : Chemistry in its element
06:26
In this week's podcast, Matt Gunther reveals the toxic history of gelsemine
Sep 21, 2015
Methyl salicylate: Chemistry in its element
05:05
In this week's podcast, Raychelle Burks tells us of the cool but warming effects of methyl salicylate, better known as oil of wintergreen.
Sep 15, 2015
Antimony sulfide: Chemistry in its element
05:33
It's at the heart of the first chemical equation, and makes Hayley Birch think of quiche. This week's compound is antimony sulfide
Sep 02, 2015
Isoprene : Chemistry in its element
07:06
Why do the Blue Ridged Mountains inspire so many songs? Maybe it's because of the Isoprene that gives them their blue hue...
Aug 26, 2015
Gluten : Chemistry in its element
04:27
Emilie Steinmark tells us about gluten and gluten intolerance
Aug 19, 2015
2,4-Dinitrophenol: Chemistry in its element
07:10
Simon Cotton explains the explosive history and the dangers to health of the weight-loss drug, 2,4-dinitrophenol
Aug 12, 2015
Vanadium Oxides: Chemistry in its element
06:13
Brian Clegg introduces an exotic chemical dynasty: the Vanadium oxides
Aug 05, 2015
Adrenaline: Chemistry in its element
06:38
Simon Cotton on the compound that turns a shrinking violet into a hero: Adrenaline
Jul 29, 2015
Polydimethylsiloxane: Chemistry in its element
06:12
Brian Clegg tells us about a silicone gel, which can sometimes be a bit silly
Jul 22, 2015
Carminic acid: Chemistry in its element
05:58
Raychelle Burks introduces a red dye with a prickly history.
Jul 17, 2015
Citric acid: Chemistry in its element
05:19
If life hands you lemons, make lemonade – or you could make citric acid, a very useful commodity chemical according to Andrew Turley
Jul 08, 2015
Sodium sulfate: Chemistry in its element
05:40
Brian Clegg on sodium sulfate, known as 'the miraculous salt' because of its strong laxative effects.
Jul 01, 2015
Methanol: Chemistry in its element
05:45
Tempted by a tipple of home-brewed moonshine? Andrew Turley examines the risks associated with drinking methanol.
Jun 24, 2015
Cortisol & Hydrocortisone: Chemistry in its element
05:52
Brian Clegg investigates a compound that calms inflamed joints and excites the stressed brain: Cortisol
Jun 16, 2015
Parabens: Chemistry in its element
06:19
Ben Valsler examines the chemicals at the heart of one of the latest cosmetic & food additive scare stories: Parabens
Jun 10, 2015
Phosgene: Chemistry in its element
06:10
Matt Gunther investigates a clear, colourless gas responsible for thousands of deaths in the Great War: Phosgene
Jun 03, 2015
Calcium hydroxide: Chemistry in its element
06:16
It rendered walls of pyramids and helps remove unwanted hair - Brian Clegg introduces a compound with many names - Calcium hydroxide
May 27, 2015
Nacre: Chemistry in its element
05:24
From a glamorous necklace to cutting edge body armour - Helen Scales investigates the properties of nacre
May 20, 2015
Hyaluronic acid: Chemistry in its element
06:19
Brian Clegg smooths out the wrinkles over the darling of the cosmetic industry, hyaluronic acid
May 13, 2015
Mussel adhesive proteins: Chemistry in its element
05:25
How do mussels stick tight and weather the constant ocean waves? Helen Scales discovers mussel adhesive proteins
May 06, 2015
Acetylene: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Brian Clegg introduces a compound steeped in faded Victorian glamour – acetylene
Apr 29, 2015
CS gas: Chemistry in its element
06:14
Simon Cotton examines a compound banned in warfare but still used by police to disperse crowds: CS gas
Apr 22, 2015
Goethite: Chemistry in its element
05:15
It's the strongest known biological material and one of the earliest pigments - Helen Scales discovers goethite
Apr 16, 2015
Niacin: Chemistry in its element
06:30
Brian Clegg discusses the vitamin found in both breakfast cereal and meteorites: Niacin
Apr 08, 2015
Octane: Chemistry in its element
07:16
Start your engines! Simon Cotton looks into one of the few chemical names known well to the public: Octane
Apr 01, 2015
Fluorides: Chemistry in its element
07:03
Sensible approach to dental rot or sinister communist plot? Brian Clegg examines the much-maligned fluorides
Mar 25, 2015
Prozac: Chemistry in its element
06:51
Simon Cotton introduces the first of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: Prozac
Mar 18, 2015
Sodium thiopental: Chemistry in its element
06:06
Once thought to extract the truth and now used to enact the ultimate punishment, this week's compound is sodium thiopental
Mar 11, 2015
Barbituric acid: Chemistry in its element
08:16
It may have been largely superceded in the clinic but Phil Robinson discovers there is no rest yet for barbituric acid
Mar 04, 2015
RNA: Chemistry in its element
05:03
RNA may be less famous than it's more stable cousin, but is central to cellular function
Feb 25, 2015
Hydrofluoric acid : Chemistry in its element
05:34
Breaking Bad may have exaggerated its body-dissolving effects, but Katrina Krämer finds the truth about hydrofluoric acid is just as gruesome
Feb 18, 2015
Borax: Chemistry in its element
05:30
From lemon-fresh detergent to home made silly putty, Jenna Bilbrey expounds the virtues of borax
Feb 11, 2015
PEDOT: Chemistry in its element
06:08
Brian Clegg introduces the 'ogres' that make up transparent electronics
Feb 04, 2015
Grubbs catalyst: Chemistry in its element
04:11
Nina Notman describes the dance of olefin metathesis, and how the tempo is set by Grubbs' catalysts
Jan 28, 2015
Titanium nitride: Chemistry in its element
05:24
Brian Clegg explains how titanium nitride could protect artificial joints and pimp out your ride
Jan 21, 2015
Tungsten carbide: Chemistry in its element
05:33
Matt Gunther introduces the alloy that links armour-piercing bullets and ball point pens: Tungsten carbide
Jan 14, 2015
Paraquat: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Brian Clegg introduces a weedkiller whose name has entered public consciousness – Paraquat
Jan 07, 2015
Frankincense and myrrh: Chemistry in its element
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In this seasonal podcast, we look at the compounds found in frankincense and myrrh
Dec 24, 2014
Isoniazid: Chemistry in its element
05:05
Nina Notman introduces isoniazid - an antibiotic key to treating tuberculosis
Dec 17, 2014
Aspartame: Chemistry in its element
05:48
Could this be the sweetener that causes the most online panic?
Dec 10, 2014
Cannabicyclohexanol: Chemistry in its element
05:04
Used to make synthetic cannabis, cannabicyclohexanol may be more risky than its non-synthetic counterpart
Dec 03, 2014
Tramadol: Chemistry in its element
06:01
Simon Cotton introduces the painkiller tramadol – could this be the next banned drug in competitive cycling?
Nov 26, 2014
Insulin: Chemistry in its element
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A protein with an impressive roster of 'firsts': Anna Lewcock introduces insulin
Nov 19, 2014
Psilocybin & Mescaline: Chemistry in its element
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Simon Cotton explores our hallucinogenic horizons with psilocybin and mescaline
Nov 12, 2014
Selenium dioxide: Chemistry in its element
05:34
It smells of 'rotting horseradish' but gives glass a magnificent red colour – Brian Clegg shines a light on selenium dioxide
Nov 05, 2014
Human growth hormone: Chemistry in its element
05:27
Marketed as a path to eternal youth but banned in professional sports, Hayley Simon introduces human growth hormone
Oct 29, 2014
Magnesium chloride: Chemistry in its element
05:36
It may have no common name, but as Brian Clegg explains, magnesium chloride has many common uses
Oct 23, 2014
Acetone peroxide: Chemistry in its element
04:48
Simon Cotton takes us back to a dark day in UK history, to highlight a terrible use of acetone peroxide
Oct 15, 2014
MDMA: Chemistry in its element
05:46
The drug that fuelled rave culture may yet be a treatment for PTSD. Hayley Simon introduces MDMA
Oct 09, 2014
Ethane: Chemistry in its element
05:10
Why would a simple molecule used to produce plastics excite astronomers? Brian Clegg introduces ethane
Oct 02, 2014
Tantalum pentoxide: Chemistry in its element
06:28
Lars Öhrström explains how tantalum(V)oxide banished 'the brick' and allows your mobile phone to fit in your pocket
Sep 24, 2014
Sodium alginate: Chemistry in its element
06:00
When Brian Clegg's acid reflux strikes, he knows he can rely on help from this compound: Sodium alginate
Sep 17, 2014
Trimethylamine: Chemistry in its element
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It reeks of rotting fish but finds use in a range of applications - Jenna Bilbrey introduces trimethylamine
Sep 10, 2014
Phenol: Chemistry in its element
06:07
Phenol, that mainstay of the chemical industry, was a familiar smell around the house in soap. Brian Clegg reveals all
Sep 03, 2014
Glycerol: Chemistry in its element
05:49
Simon Cotton describes one of his favourite school chemistry experiments, involving this week's compound: Glycerol
Aug 27, 2014
Osmium tetraoxide: Chemistry in its element
06:51
It's highly toxic but essential for studying detailed structures of cells. Brian Clegg introduces osmium tetraoxide
Aug 20, 2014
Magnesium oxide: Chemistry in its element
05:20
You may have created it in a fiery flash or taken it to soothe a burning stomach. Simon Cotton on magnesium oxide
Aug 13, 2014
Antifreeze glycoproteins: Chemistry in its element
05:58
Why don't fish freeze in sub-zero seas? Helen Scales introduces the compounds that protect them - antifreeze glycoproteins
Aug 06, 2014
Isoamyl acetate: Chemistry in its element
05:39
It makes a sweet banana-flavoured treat, but can ruin home brewed beer; Jenna Bilbrey introduces isoamyl acetate
Jul 30, 2014
Bisphenol A: Chemistry in its element
05:32
The science is far from settled, but this week's compound – bisphenol A – is facing bans across the world
Jul 23, 2014
Tributyltin: Chemistry in its element
05:24
Helen Scales investigates tributyltin, banned from use as anti-fouling paint for causing 'imposex' in marine life
Jul 16, 2014
Desomorphine: Chemistry in its element
05:20
From potential painkiller to kitchen-cooked heroin replacement, Nate Adams tracks the history of desomorphine
Jul 09, 2014
Squalene: Chemistry in its element
05:00
It helps keep sharks afloat, but may be partly responsible for their declining numbers: Helen Scales introduces squalene
Jul 02, 2014
Albumin: Chemistry in its element
05:10
Nathan Adams introduces a confusingly-named protein that's essential for keeping blood flowing: Albumin
Jun 25, 2014
Vermilion: Chemistry in its element
05:57
Neil Withers finds out how vermilion has been keeping human civilisation looking bright and beautifully red for centuries
Jun 18, 2014
Pyridine: Chemistry in its element
06:04
Brian Clegg holds his nose to examine one of the real workhorses of the organic chemistry lab: Pyridine
Jun 11, 2014
Cytochrome P450: Chemistry in its element
05:23
Nathan Adams investigates some of the most important molecular machines within our cells, the cytochrome p450 enzymes
Jun 04, 2014
Ammonium dichromate: Chemistry in its element
06:49
Brian Clegg reminisces about indoor fireworks and Vesuvian fire with this week's compound: Ammonium dichromate
May 28, 2014
Melatonin: Chemistry in its element
04:22
Meet melatonin, the 'Dracula of hormones', essential in regulating the body's natural circadian rhythm
May 22, 2014
Naphthalene: Chemistry in its element
06:17
Once a fusty way of keeping moths out of clothes, Brian Clegg explains how naphthalene may have helped bring life to Earth
May 14, 2014
Diphenyl oxalate: Chemistry in its element
05:07
Nature has a range of ways to create bioluminescence. Not to be outdone, chemists create their own glow with diphenyl oxalate.
May 07, 2014
Tannins: Chemistry in its element
06:13
They are the compounds that link leather trousers to a nice cup of tea - Brian Clegg introduces tannins
Apr 30, 2014
Prolactin: Chemistry in its element
04:46
Anna Lewcock finds out how pigeons played a major role in discovering an important pituitary hormone, prolactin
Apr 23, 2014
Luminol: Chemistry in its element
05:32
Amongst the fictional forensic equipment shown on television, Brian Clegg notices one distinctly non-fiction stalwart: Luminol
Apr 16, 2014
Dichloromethane: Chemistry in its element
05:30
It smells sweet, is potentially lethal and organic chemists rely on it: Emily James on dichloromethane
Apr 09, 2014
Dibromoindigo: Chemistry in its element
05:41
Purple was once a colour only royalty could afford to wear. Hayley Birch investigates tyrian purple, or dibromoindigo, the original purple dye
Apr 02, 2014
Batrachotoxin: Chemistry in its element
05:44
Stephen Wallace introduces batrachotoxin, a deadly toxin that comes from a beautiful little frog
Mar 26, 2014
Helium hydride: Chemistry in its element
06:37
Brian Clegg introduces the first compound to ever exist - helium hydride
Mar 19, 2014
Streptomycin: Chemistry in its element
07:14
Simon Cotton introduces the first antibiotic known to kill TB: Streptomycin
Mar 12, 2014
Alum: Chemistry in its element
06:10
Lars Öhrström delves into the history of alum, a compound linked to some of Europe's most infamous families
Mar 05, 2014
Hirudin: Chemistry in its element
05:20
Helen Scales investigates hirudin, a powerful anticoagulant found in leech saliva
Feb 26, 2014
Ketamine: Chemistry in its element
05:40
Simon Cotton explores a dance-scene drug that was designed for horses, ketamine
Feb 19, 2014
Ethene: Chemistry in its element
05:46
Hayley Birch discovers the compound that links explosive anaesthetics, plastics and ripe bananas: Ethene
Feb 12, 2014
Lactose: Chemistry in its element
06:16
Lactose intolerance leads to unpleasant and antisocial symptoms. Lars Öhrström finds out why
Feb 05, 2014
Tetrahydrogestrinone: Chemistry in its element
07:13
Simon Cotton investigates tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), a designer steroid that sparked a sporting scandal
Jan 29, 2014
Acetaldehyde: Chemistry in its element
06:28
Brian Clegg meets a simple organic compound with a reputation for being something of a bruiser
Jan 22, 2014
Paracetamol: Chemistry in its element
06:07
Simon Cotton looks back at the history of one of our favourite painkillers, paracetamol
Jan 15, 2014
Conotoxins: Chemistry in its element
05:05
Helen Scales finds out how unique toxins found in deadly cone snail stings could herald the next generation of painkillers
Jan 08, 2014
Boron nitride: Chemistry in its element
07:22
Brian Clegg explains how the versatile compound boron nitride may be 'the best kept secret in all of chemistry'
Dec 17, 2013
Glyphosate: Chemistry in its element
05:47
A popular way to weed out unwanted pest plants, Jen Newton introduces Glyphosate
Dec 11, 2013
Guaiacol: Chemistry in its element
05:10
This week, Ben Valsler investigates the smoky compound that links whisky, kippers, bacon, hot dogs, coffee, creosote and cough syrup
Dec 04, 2013
Hexenal: Chemistry in its element
06:56
For many, it's the smell of spring and summer. But hexenal - responsible for the aroma of freshly cut grass - makes Simon Cotton think of cricket.
Nov 27, 2013
Potassium bromide: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Did chemistry help control tension in the trenches? Brian Clegg investigates potassium bromide
Nov 20, 2013
Napalm: Chemistry in its element
05:39
A devastating weapon indelibly associated with Apocalypse Now and the Vietnam war, Simon Cotton introduces Napalm
Nov 13, 2013
Tamoxifen: Chemistry in its element
04:21
Tamoxifen can treat and prevent one type of breast cancer, without the side effects of chemotherapy. Andrew Holding explains more
Nov 06, 2013
Phenylthiocarbamide: Chemistry in its element
05:23
By tasting fantastically bitter, but only to some, phenylthiocarbamide (or PTC) exposed the genetics of taste
Oct 30, 2013
Nitinol: Chemistry in its element
04:49
Sitting on your glasses is no longer a death sentence for spectacles, thanks to shape memory alloys like nitinol
Oct 23, 2013
Titin: Chemistry in its element
03:42
It's a massive molecular record breaker. Andrew Holding introduces Titin, the largest protein in the human body
Oct 16, 2013
Spanish fly: Chemistry in its element
05:33
Helen Scales looks at cantharidin, the active ingredient in this famous aphrodisiac
Oct 10, 2013
Serotonin: Chemistry in its element
05:52
Serotonin, the 'happy molecule', may be at the root of depression, but Hayley Birch finds we still have a lot to learn
Oct 02, 2013
Thujone: Chemistry in its element
08:08
Wrongly blamed for murders and hallucinations, Simon Cotton raises a glass of absinthe to this week's compound: Thujone
Sep 25, 2013
Ambergris: Chemistry in its element
05:44
How can whale waste make you a fortune? This week, Helen Scales searches for Ambergris
Sep 18, 2013
Wilkinson's Catalyst: Chemistry in its element
07:19
Simon Cotton introduces the dynamic Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, and the catalyst that carries his name
Sep 06, 2013
Atropine: Chemistry in its element
06:07
The poison from deadly nightshade, used in a recent attempted murder - Dan Johnson introduces atropine
Sep 04, 2013
Zinc oxide: Chemistry in its element
07:25
Brian Clegg is taken back to his childhood by zinc oxide
Aug 28, 2013
Polyacetylene: Chemistry in its element
06:36
David Lindsay explores the first of the conducting organic polymers, polyacetylene
Aug 21, 2013
Chitin: Chemistry in its element
04:52
It's the compound that creates a lucrative market from leftover lobster. Emma Stoye introduces chitin
Aug 14, 2013
Erythropoietin: Chemistry in its element
06:30
Developed to save lives, its potential to give cheats an edge was soon identified. David Lindsay explores erythropoietin
Aug 08, 2013
Curcumin: Chemistry in its element
06:26
For an aromatic curry and, potentially, a healthier life, Simon Cotton recommends curcumin
Jul 31, 2013
Cellulose acetate: Chemistry in its element
06:49
It kept the explosions on the silver screen instead of in the projection booth - Brian Clegg on cellulose acetate
Jul 24, 2013
Botox: Chemistry in its element
06:21
Just 50 grams could kill everyone on the planet, but we have it injected into our faces. David Lindsay on Botox
Jul 18, 2013
Imidacloprid: Chemistry in its element
07:09
Phillip Broadwith discusses one of the neonicitinoid insecticides believed to be causing problems for bees
Jul 10, 2013
PVC: Chemistry in its element
07:32
To some it looks cheap and nasty, for others it's a sensible (or even sexy) design decision. Brian Clegg wraps himself in PVC
Jul 03, 2013
Resveratrol: Chemistry in its element
06:49
Can a compound in red wine protect against heart attack and cancer? Phillip Broadwith investigates resveratrol
Jun 26, 2013
Phosphoric Acid: Chemistry in its element
06:43
Lars Öhrström on phosphoric acid: Crucial for crops and DNA's backbone, it's the energy currency of the biological world
Jun 19, 2013
Cyanoacrylate: Chemistry in its element
06:19
It repairs objects, heals wounds and fights crime. It puts the ‘super’ in superglue. Emma Stoye introduces cyanoacrylate
Jun 12, 2013
VX: Chemistry in its element
07:26
The stuff of action films and horrifying news stories, Simon Cotton introduces the infamous nerve agent, VX
Jun 05, 2013
Alumina: Chemistry in its element
05:44
It's a catalyst, an abrasive, a bright white pigment and the basis for beautiful gemstones - Neil Withers introduces Alumina
May 29, 2013
Cathinone: Chemistry in its element
07:06
Simon Cotton introduces us to cathinone, the active ingredient in the stimulant Khat
May 22, 2013
Digoxin: Chemistry in its element
06:41
Emma Stoye on digoxin, a toxic product of foxgloves, and the birth of modern pharmacology
May 15, 2013
YBCO - Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide: Chemistry in its element
06:48
Neil Withers recalls making this groundbreaking superconductor as a student
May 08, 2013
Ferrocene: Chemistry in its element
07:30
Lars Öhrström gets his teeth into the first sandwich compound
May 02, 2013
Oxalic acid: Chemistry in its element
08:24
Lars Öhrström finds a link between Napoleon III and rhubarb
Apr 25, 2013
Denatonium benzoate: Chemistry in its element
07:55
Brian Clegg has a sniff at the bitterest substance known to science
Apr 18, 2013
Magnesium sulfate: Chemistry in its element
06:52
Brian Clegg explains how bath salts may actually be more than just relaxing
Apr 10, 2013
Vancomycin: Chemistry in its element
07:35
Simon Cotton explains the discovery of 'the drug of last resort'
Apr 03, 2013
Chloral hydrate: Chemistry in its element
06:58
Brian Clegg raises a glass to unscrupulous barmen
Mar 27, 2013
Nitrogen dioxide: Chemistry in its element
07:52
Simon Cotton looks at the rocket propellant that causes environmental problems
Mar 21, 2013
Cadmium sulfide: Chemistry in its element
06:51
Brian Clegg brightens up our lives with some bright yellow chemistry
Mar 13, 2013
Menthol: Chemistry in its element
06:49
Simon Cotton channels the Fonz and stays cool
Mar 06, 2013
Opsins: Chemistry in its element
07:29
Brian Clegg opens our eyes to the compounds that enable sight
Feb 27, 2013
Uk37: Chemistry in its element
06:57
Josh Howgego looks into the past, with help from some alkenones
Feb 20, 2013
Salvarsan: Chemistry in its element
07:10
Philip Robinson tells us about the first chemotherapeutic drug
Feb 13, 2013
CFCs: Chemistry in its element
08:16
Brian Clegg looks at one of the original environmental villains
Feb 06, 2013
Prussian blue: Chemistry in its element
06:10
Laura Howes looks back to a time when feeling blue was a good thing - and wearing it was 'bling'
Jan 30, 2013
Oxytocin: Chemistry in its element
07:14
Josh Howgego prepares to socialise - and tells us why 'cuddle chemicals' are too good to be true
Jan 23, 2013
Rust: Chemistry in its element
07:11
Rust podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jan 16, 2013
Silicones: Chemistry in its element
06:28
Silicones podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jan 09, 2013
Edta: Chemistry in its element
07:54
EDTA podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 19, 2012
Geosmin: Chemistry in its element
04:50
Geosmin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 14, 2012
Urea: Chemistry in its element
06:26
Urea podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 05, 2012
Tetracycline: Chemistry in its element
07:34
Tetracycline podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 28, 2012
Vinegar: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Vinegar podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 21, 2012
Ricin: Chemistry in its element
05:31
Ricin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 14, 2012
Thalidomide: Chemistry in its element
08:34
Thalidomide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 07, 2012
Keratin: Chemistry in its element
07:22
Keratin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 31, 2012
Graphene: Chemistry in its element
06:17
Graphene podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 24, 2012
Lithium_carbonate: Chemistry in its element
07:43
Lithium carbonate podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 17, 2012
Folic_acid: Chemistry in its element
05:49
Folic acid podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 10, 2012
Galantamine: Chemistry in its element
07:09
Galantamine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 03, 2012
Kclo3: Chemistry in its element
05:13
Potassium chlorate podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sep 26, 2012
Artemisinin: Chemistry in its element
08:14
Artemisinin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sep 19, 2012
Pectin: Chemistry in its element
05:53
Pectin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sep 12, 2012
Coniine: Chemistry in its element
06:15
Coniine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sep 05, 2012
Lactic acid: Chemistry in its element
05:39
Lactic acid podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Aug 29, 2012
Ptfe: Chemistry in its element
07:38
PTFE podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Aug 22, 2012
Uf6: Chemistry in its element
07:54
UF6 podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Aug 15, 2012
Saccharin: Chemistry in its element
06:32
Saccharin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Aug 09, 2012
Putrescine: Chemistry in its element
06:47
Putrescine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Aug 01, 2012
Lycra: Chemistry in its element
06:47
Lycra podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jul 25, 2012
Deet: Chemistry in its element
07:03
DEET podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jul 18, 2012
Nitrous oxide: Chemistry in its element
07:42
Nitrous oxide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jul 11, 2012
Histamine: Chemistry in its element
06:51
Histamine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jul 04, 2012
Nitroglycerine: Chemistry in its element
07:36
Nitroglycerine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jun 27, 2012
Titanium dioxide: Chemistry in its element
08:02
Titanium dioxide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jun 20, 2012
Potassium nitrate: Chemistry in its element
07:45
Potassium nitrate podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jun 14, 2012
Carbon tetrachloride: Chemistry in its element
07:27
Carbon tetrachloride podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jun 06, 2012
Heavy water: Chemistry in its element
07:31
Heavy water podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
May 30, 2012
Muscone: Chemistry in its element
06:44
Muscone podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
May 16, 2012
Ddt: Chemistry in its element
07:30
DDT podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
May 09, 2012
Cyclodextrin: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Cyclodextrin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
May 02, 2012
Lidocaine: Chemistry in its element
07:53
Lidocaine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 25, 2012
2-methylundecanal: Chemistry in its element
07:30
2-Methylundecanal podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 18, 2012
Ozone: Chemistry in its element
07:21
Ozone podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 11, 2012
Penicillin: Chemistry in its element
07:50
Penicillin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 04, 2012
Kevlar: Chemistry in its element
06:42
Kevlar podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 28, 2012
Vitamin c: Chemistry in its element
07:18
Vitamin C podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 21, 2012
Vitamin d: Chemistry in its element
05:59
Vitamin D podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 14, 2012
Chlorophyll: Chemistry in its element
06:49
Chlorophyll podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 07, 2012
Hydrochloric acid: Chemistry in its element
07:05
Hydrochloric acid podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 29, 2012
Tnt: Chemistry in its element
07:18
TNT podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 22, 2012
Haemoglobin: Chemistry in its element
06:49
Haemoglobin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 15, 2012
Formic acid: Chemistry in its element
06:28
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Feb 08, 2012
Morphine: Chemistry in its element
07:29
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Feb 02, 2012
Carbon monoxide: Chemistry in its element
06:49
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Jan 25, 2012
Testosterone: Chemistry in its element
07:16
Testosterone podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jan 18, 2012
Theobromine: Chemistry in its element
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Jan 11, 2012
Neuraminic acid: Chemistry in its element
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Jan 04, 2012
Tartrazine: Chemistry in its element
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Dec 21, 2011
Green fluorescent protein: Chemistry in its element
06:01
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Dec 15, 2011
Nitric acid: Chemistry in its element
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Dec 08, 2011
Cryolite: Chemistry in its element
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Nov 30, 2011
Acetylcholine: Chemistry in its element
06:49
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Nov 23, 2011
Strychnine: Chemistry in its element
06:53
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Nov 16, 2011
Acetone: Chemistry in its element
06:37
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Nov 09, 2011
Potassium permanganate: Chemistry in its element
06:36
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Nov 09, 2011
Nylon: Chemistry in its element
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Nov 02, 2011
Aspirin: Chemistry in its element
07:24
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Oct 26, 2011
Vanillin: Chemistry in its element
08:00
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Oct 19, 2011
Sulfur mustard: Chemistry in its element
07:21
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Oct 12, 2011
Adenosine triphosphate: Chemistry in its element
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Oct 05, 2011
Ammonia: Chemistry in its element
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Sep 28, 2011
Bombykol: Chemistry in its element
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Sep 21, 2011
Hydrogen cyanide: Chemistry in its element
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Sep 14, 2011
Beta carotene: Chemistry in its element
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Sep 07, 2011
Polyhydroxybutyrate: Chemistry in its element
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Aug 31, 2011
Formaldehyde: Chemistry in its element
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Aug 24, 2011
Glucose: Chemistry in its element
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Aug 18, 2011
Rubber: Chemistry in its element
06:20
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Aug 10, 2011
Dimethylmercury: Chemistry in its element
07:26
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Aug 03, 2011
Chloroform: Chemistry in its element
06:50
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Jul 27, 2011
Calcium carbonate: Chemistry in its element
07:04
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Jul 21, 2011
Sulfanilamide: Chemistry in its element
08:01
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Jul 13, 2011
Taxol: Chemistry in its element
08:32
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Jul 06, 2011
Benzene: Chemistry in its element
07:12
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Jun 29, 2011
Cocaine: Chemistry in its element
08:29
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Jun 23, 2011
Hydrogen peroxide: Chemistry in its element
06:55
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Jun 15, 2011
Buckminsterfullerene: Chemistry in its element
06:49
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Jun 08, 2011
Silver nitrate: Chemistry in its element
06:42
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Jun 01, 2011
Copper sulfate: Chemistry in its element
06:26
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May 25, 2011
Capsaicin: Chemistry in its element
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May 18, 2011
Lsd: Chemistry in its element
08:02
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May 11, 2011
Petrol: Chemistry in its element
06:32
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May 04, 2011
Dimethyl sulfide: Chemistry in its element
07:27
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Apr 27, 2011
Dna: Chemistry in its element
07:31
DNA podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 20, 2011
Glutamate: Chemistry in its element
06:43
Glutamate podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 13, 2011
Quinine: Chemistry in its element
06:26
Quinine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Apr 06, 2011
Methamphetamine: Chemistry in its element
08:12
Methamphetamine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 30, 2011
Ammonium nitrate: Chemistry in its element
07:38
Ammonium nitrate podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 23, 2011
Polythene: Chemistry in its element
07:28
Polythene podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 16, 2011
Silicon dioxide: Chemistry in its element
07:05
Silicon dioxide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 09, 2011
Silver fulminate and cyanate: Chemistry in its element
08:17
Silver fulminate and cyanate podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Mar 02, 2011
Bakelite: Chemistry in its element
07:09
Bakelite podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 23, 2011
Salbutamol: Chemistry in its element
07:59
Salbutamol podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 16, 2011
Sulfuric acid: Chemistry in its element
06:59
Sulfuric acid podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 09, 2011
Sulfur hexafluoride: Chemistry in its element
07:44
Sulfur hexafluoride podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Feb 02, 2011
Ethanol: Chemistry in its element
08:53
Ethanol podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jan 26, 2011
Nitrogen triiodide: Chemistry in its element
07:37
Nitrogen triiodide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jan 12, 2011
Ethylene glycol: Chemistry in its element
06:02
Ethylene glycol podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Jan 05, 2011
Tetrodotoxin: Chemistry in its element
07:48
Tetrodotoxin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 22, 2010
Sodium hydroxide: Chemistry in its element
07:27
Sodium hydroxide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 15, 2010
Tetrahydrocannabinol: Chemistry in its element
06:48
Tetrahydrocannabinol podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 08, 2010
Methane: Chemistry in its element
07:34
Methane podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Dec 01, 2010
Nicotine: Chemistry in its element
07:17
Nicotine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 24, 2010
Luciferin: Chemistry in its element
06:23
Luciferin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 17, 2010
Nickel carbonyl: Chemistry in its element
09:10
Nickel carbonyl podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 10, 2010
Caffeine: Chemistry in its element
06:46
Caffeine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Nov 02, 2010
Oestrogen: Chemistry in its element
06:13
Oestrogen podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 27, 2010
Salt: Chemistry in its element
08:05
Salt podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 20, 2010
Cisplatin: Chemistry in its element
07:44
Cisplatin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 13, 2010
Carbon dioxide: Chemistry in its element
07:47
Carbon dioxide podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Oct 06, 2010
Cholesterol: Chemistry in its element
05:56
Cholesterol podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sep 28, 2010
Water: Chemistry in its element
07:53
Water podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Sep 22, 2010
Lawrencium: Chemistry in its element
06:17
Lawrencium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 14, 2010
Didymium – Neodymium and Praseodymium: Chemistry in its element
06:31

Two elements for the price of one! Andrea Sella peers through didymium glass and examines the discovery of neodymium and praseodymium

Sep 14, 2010
Hassium: Chemistry in its element
05:37
Hassium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 07, 2010
Bohrium: Chemistry in its element
06:30
Bohrium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 01, 2010
Caesium: Chemistry in its element
07:15
Caesium
Aug 24, 2010
Berkelium: Chemistry in its element
07:26
Berkelium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aug 17, 2010
Xenon: Chemistry in its element
08:43
Xenon podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aug 10, 2010
Nickel: Chemistry in its element
07:18
Nickel podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aug 04, 2010
Ununquadium: Chemistry in its element
07:36
Flerovium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 28, 2010
Sodium: Chemistry in its element
06:16
Sodium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 22, 2010
Ununoctium: Chemistry in its element
07:29
Ununoctium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 14, 2010
Lutetium: Chemistry in its element
06:55
Lutetium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 08, 2010
Fermium: Chemistry in its element
07:09
Fermium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 30, 2010
Rhodium: Chemistry in its element
06:44
Rhodium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 23, 2010
Darmstadtium: Chemistry in its element
06:59
Darmstadtium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 16, 2010
Molybdenum: Chemistry in its element
04:15
Molybdenum podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 09, 2010
Nobelium: Chemistry in its element
06:54
Nobelium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 02, 2010
Gadolinium: Chemistry in its element
06:22
Gadolinium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
May 26, 2010
Scandium: Chemistry in its element
06:13
Scandium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
May 18, 2010
Thorium: Chemistry in its element
07:44
Thorium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
May 11, 2010
Niobium: Chemistry in its element
07:50
Niobium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
May 05, 2010
Dysprosium: Chemistry in its element
06:00
Dysprosium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 28, 2010
Samarium: Chemistry in its element
04:42
Samarium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 20, 2010
Meitnerium: Chemistry in its element
07:18
Meitnerium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 14, 2010
Dubnium: Chemistry in its element
07:18
Dubnium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 07, 2010
Mendelevium: Chemistry in its element
06:16
Mendelevium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mar 29, 2010
Curium: Chemistry in its element
04:19
Curium
Mar 23, 2010
Promethium: Chemistry in its element
04:05
Promethium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mar 17, 2010
Chlorine: Chemistry in its element
06:29
Chlorine
Mar 09, 2010
Roentgenium: Chemistry in its element
05:29
Roentgenium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mar 01, 2010
Silicon: Chemistry in its element
08:25
Silicon podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Feb 23, 2010
Thulium: Chemistry in its element
06:38
Thulium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Feb 16, 2010
Rutherfordium: Chemistry in its element
06:59
Rutherfordium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Feb 09, 2010
Actinium: Chemistry in its element
04:03
Actinium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Feb 03, 2010
Holmium: Chemistry in its element
03:46
Holmium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jan 27, 2010
Yttrium: Chemistry in its element
03:49
Yttrium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jan 21, 2010
Neptunium: Chemistry in its element
06:46
Neptunium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jan 12, 2010
Chromium: Chemistry in its element
07:31
Chromium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jan 05, 2010
Titanium: Chemistry in its element
07:15
Titanium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dec 22, 2009
Einsteinium: Chemistry in its element
07:22
Einsteinium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dec 16, 2009
Ytterbium: Chemistry in its element
07:33
Ytterbium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dec 10, 2009
Palladium: Chemistry in its element
06:21
Palladium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dec 04, 2009
Ununbium: Chemistry in its element
08:34
Element 112 podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Nov 24, 2009
Terbium: Chemistry in its element
06:50
Terbium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Nov 18, 2009
Rhenium: Chemistry in its element
07:34
Rhenium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Nov 13, 2009
Indium: Chemistry in its element
07:13
Indium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Nov 03, 2009
Iridium: Chemistry in its element
07:16
Iridium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Oct 27, 2009
Protactinium: Chemistry in its element
07:15
Protactinium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Oct 20, 2009
Tantalum: Chemistry in its element
06:15
Tantalum podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Oct 13, 2009
Rubidium: Chemistry in its element
07:30
Rubidium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Oct 05, 2009
Hafnium: Chemistry in its element
07:35
Hafnium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 22, 2009
Lanthanum: Chemistry in its element
07:18
Lanthanum podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 16, 2009
Boron: Chemistry in its element
07:42
Pat Bailey, from the University of Keele, explains why he thinks boron is like a middle-aged accountant who participates in skydiving and partner swapping parties in his spare time
Sep 11, 2009
Calcium: Chemistry in its element
07:26
Karen Faulds, University of Strathclyde, on why calcium is so much more than just a constituent of dairy products
Sep 02, 2009
Ruthenium: Chemistry in its element
07:07
Ruthenium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 01, 2009
Cobalt: Chemistry in its element
07:02
Sarah Staniland, University of Leeds, tells us about the element behind blue glass
Aug 20, 2009
Californium: Chemistry in its element
06:48
Science writer Brian Clegg on the element used to trigger nuclear reactions and in moisture gauges used in potential oil wells
Aug 12, 2009
Thallium: Chemistry in its element
07:06
Thallium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aug 05, 2009
Americium: Chemistry in its element
07:04
Science writer Brian Clegg on the difficult to pronounce element whose discovery was announced on a children's radio quiz
Jul 22, 2009
Tungsten: Chemistry in its element
05:55
Tungsten podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 20, 2009
Krypton: Chemistry in its element
06:17
Krypton podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 16, 2009
Vanadium: Chemistry in its element
06:40
Vanadium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 02, 2009
Selenium: Chemistry in its element
06:28
Selenium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 01, 2009
Europium: Chemistry in its element
06:54
Science writer Brian Clegg on the element that put red into colour TV and caused a dispute between England and France
Jun 24, 2009
Tin: Chemistry in its element
05:38
Tin podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 18, 2009
Cadmium: Chemistry in its element
05:25
Lafayette College's Steve Mylon shares painful lessons on a heavy metal
Jun 03, 2009
Fluorine: Chemistry in its element
08:06
Kira Weissman, from Saarlandes University in Germany, explores the element that stops eggs sticking to frying pans and keeps astronauts safe in space
Jun 02, 2009
Radon: Chemistry in its element
06:03
Radon podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
May 28, 2009
Aluminium: Chemistry in its element
08:35
Kira Weissman, from Saarlandes University in Germany, on why aeroplanes should not be referred to as 'tin boxes'
May 15, 2009
Germanium: Chemistry in its element
06:33
Science writer Brian Clegg on the element that often get confused with the flowering plant geranium
Apr 30, 2009
Iron: Chemistry in its element
06:12
Iron podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 24, 2009
Platinum: Chemistry in its element
07:33
Platinum podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 22, 2009
Zirconium: Chemistry in its element
06:01
Zirconium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 18, 2009
Radium: Chemistry in its element
07:46
Radium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 16, 2009
Iodine: Chemistry in its element
07:11
Iodine podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 01, 2009
Zinc: Chemistry in its element
07:13
Zinc podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mar 26, 2009
Phosphorus: Chemistry in its element
06:42
Phosphorus podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mar 17, 2009
Francium: Chemistry in its element
07:16
University of Cambridge's Peter Wothers goes hunting for the element that is named after France
Mar 14, 2009
Uranium: Chemistry in its element
06:57
Uranium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mar 02, 2009
Erbium: Chemistry in its element
07:06
UCL's Andrea Sella tells us about a pink coloured element that contributed to the birth of spectroscopy
Mar 01, 2009
Gallium: Chemistry in its element
06:27
Andrea Sella, from UCL, talks about licking the M & M element gallium - something we would not recommend you try at home
Feb 19, 2009
Beryllium: Chemistry in its element
06:18
Chemistry World's Richard Van Noorden on the element that gave us spark proof tools for the oil industry and a deadly lung condition
Feb 17, 2009
Lithium: Chemistry in its element
06:24
Lithium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Feb 16, 2009
Carbon: Chemistry in its element
06:04
Katherine Holt of UCL admires diamond - carbon in its most glamorous form
Feb 15, 2009
Manganese: Chemistry in its element
06:50
Manganese podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jan 07, 2009
Bismuth: Chemistry in its element
07:02
UCL's Andrea Sella succumbs to the lure of shiny bars of bismuth
Jan 01, 2009
Neon: Chemistry in its element
06:38
Neon podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dec 12, 2008
Tellurium: Chemistry in its element
07:14
Tellurium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dec 11, 2008
Arsenic: Chemistry in its element
06:08
Chemistry World's Bea Perks explains the link between poison, aphrodisiacs, the smell of garlic and Napoleon’s wallpaper
Dec 10, 2008
Potassium: Chemistry in its element
05:39
Potassium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Nov 06, 2008
Copper: Chemistry in its element
05:24
Poor copper, US chemist Steve Mylon from Lafayette College explains how a wonderful metal has been superficially overlooked
Oct 24, 2008
Argon: Chemistry in its element
06:00
Author John Emsley explains how a very lazy element redeemed itself
Oct 17, 2008
Sulfur: Chemistry in its element
06:33
Sulfur podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Oct 13, 2008
Barium: Chemistry in its element
05:34
What is the link between rat poison, fireworks, fine glass and enemas? Marine chemist Adina Paytan from the University of California Santa Cruz explains
Oct 02, 2008
Hydrogen: Chemistry in its element
07:08
Hydrogen podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 29, 2008
Mercury: Chemistry in its element
05:16
Mercury podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 24, 2008
Strontium: Chemistry in its element
05:08
Strontium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 18, 2008
Helium: Chemistry in its element
07:19
Helium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sep 11, 2008
Seaborgium: Chemistry in its element
05:52
Seaborgium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aug 28, 2008
Cerium: Chemistry in its element
06:28
UCL chemist Andrea Sella explains how he discovered a therapeutic use for his favourite element
Aug 14, 2008
Osmium: Chemistry in its element
05:25
Osmium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Aug 01, 2008
Magnesium: Chemistry in its element
05:54
Magnesium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 24, 2008
Antimony: Chemistry in its element
05:33
Science writer Philip Ball tells the story of the element that started a war
Jul 17, 2008
Astatine: Chemistry in its element
05:52
Even the rarest element on Earth has its uses according to Mark Peplow
Jul 10, 2008
Technetium: Chemistry in its element
04:58
Technetium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 04, 2008
Lead: Chemistry in its element
05:37
Lead podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jul 04, 2008
Polonium: Chemistry in its element
06:21
Polonium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 17, 2008
Plutonium: Chemistry in its element
05:50
Plutonium podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 17, 2008
Nitrogen: Chemistry in its element
06:36
Nitrogen podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Jun 17, 2008
Bromine: Chemistry in its element
06:00
Chemist and author John Emsley describes the history of this dangerous and very smelly chemical
Apr 24, 2008
Silver: Chemistry in its element
03:41
Silver podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 24, 2008
Gold: Chemistry in its element
05:42
Gold podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 18, 2008
Oxygen: Chemistry in its element
05:45
Oxygen podcast from Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Apr 18, 2008