Vol 48, No 1. Selected articles and reviews available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers.
As the International year of chemistry begins, acting editor Laura Howes reflects on what's to come
Bill Bryson and RSC President Professor David Phillips presented the winners of the 2010 RSC Bill Bryson Science Communication Prize with their prizes
RSC ChemNet members visited Diamond Light Source in Didcot
Telecommunications company O2 has launched a new competition for UK secondary school teachers
The Salters' Institute announces details of chemistry events for 2011
The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence has been announced and the RSC hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament, Laura Howes reports.
Negishi, Suzuki and Heck were honoured for their pioneering work on palladium catalysis, David Bradley reports
David Bradley on the strongest, thinnest material known to man
Items: Various short items
Peter Childs, University of Limerick, investigates words in chemistry. In this issue: As thick as treacle
Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives. In this issue: caffeine
Tony Tooth looks at some websites that may be of interest to chemistry teachers. In this issue: Water, nanoscience and organic synthesis
Education in Chemistry Letters, January 2011
Demonstrations to capture the student's imagination by Adrian Guy of Blundell's School. In this issue: The thermite reaction
John Emsley, University of Cambridge, takes you on a tour of the Periodic Table. In this issue: Silicon - standard weight and stinging nettles
Stilton, camembert, limburger and cheddar - why, and how, does cheese come in such a variety of smells and tastes?
The story of the discovery, synthesis and prescription of a synthetic hormone, and the effects on those who took it and their descendants
A Global Experiment for the International Year of Chemistry
The concept of entropy might seem abstract, but can be illustrated by a statistical interpretation
A study of an experienced teacher over one year
There have been several reports on the decline in students' attitudes towards science in secondary schools
How recent research gives us a greater insight into the learning process
Paul Monk and Lindsey J. Munro