Vol 45, No 6. Selected articles, reviews and InfoChem available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers.
UK chemists identify main areas for research funding for the next 20-40 years.
Chemistry for our future (CFOF) awarded £183k over the next two years for outreach projects in Wales.
The content of the Science Diploma, which will be available at three levels, is beginning to take shape.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) teacher fellow for 2008-09 is Anthony Hardwicke.
Vijay Chudasama, University College London, picks up best chemistry student prize at the 2008 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Student of the Year Awards.
How do we encourage the best chemistry students in schools and colleges to go on to study chemistry at university and become the next generation of chemistry teachers?
SusChem launches online database of European education activities in sustainable chemistry.
Items: Various short items
Simon Cotton, teacher at Uppingham School, takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives. In this issue: methylene blue
Ted Lister, chemical education consultant, shares anecdotes to help you add that 'wow' factor to your lesson. In this issue: the discovery of Teflon
Peter Childs, University of Limerick, investigates words in chemistry In this issue: when particles floc together
Tony Tooth, chemistry teacher at The King's School in Ely, looks at some websites that may be of interest to chemistry teachers. In this issue: spectra, ICT materials and molecules...
Education in Chemistry Letters, November 2008
Demonstrations to capture the student's imagination, by Adrian Guy of Blundell's School. In this issue: the reaction between aluminium and bromine
Colourful in the colours it exhibits, and in its chemistry and uses
Chemists at the University of Nottingham use supercritical fluids to process polymers for drug delivery systems and for tissue engineering.
Centenary celebrations for the founding fathers of radioactivity - Henri Becquerel and Ernest Rutherford.
Undergraduate chemists get the opportunity to teach as part of their degree course.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an invaluable tool in diagnostic medicine.
Maths for Chemists
Tips for teaching maths skills to our future chemists, by Paul Yates of Keele University In this issue: Rearranging equations
Chinese chemists develop magnetic 'nanomould' particles to clean up toxic chromium compounds from industrial waste water
US scientists use scanning tunnelling microscopy to reveal the electronic properties of graphene
Scientists in the Netherlands are working to release trillions of litres of clean water from gypsum found in the desert
Italian chemists build a simple glowing molecule that promises to speed up data transmission
J. R. Hanson