Chemistry World podcast - July 2014


Audio Files

0.40 - In the aftermath of Pfizer's attempted takeover bid for AstraZeneca, why does the failure of the deal leave AstraZeneca vulnerable?

3.40 - A metal-organic framework 'crystal flask' is helping researchers see into the mechanism of a palladium catalysed reaction using x-ray crystallography of the reactants absorbed inside the porous material. Mechanism study seeks to clear ‘crystalline flask’ cloud

6.25 - Warren Warren from Duke University, US, is using laser pulses to look deep under the surface of artworks and uncover secrets about their origins, verify claims of provenance and even show up overpainted images. The art detectives

13.15 - Neil and Emma give some highlights from our chemistry and art special issue, with more artistic detective work, the chemistry of colours and pigments, the tricky business of conservation and much more besides.

19.20 - Biochemist-turned-sculptor Briony Marshall explains how her background in science informs her artistic inspiration. She describes how artistic representations of scientific things can give a different view of molecules, like her sculptures of DNA and glucose using figurines for each atom. Art imitating life

25.50 - 13C and 15N-enriched 'heavy mice' are helping improve the quality of  NMR imaging of tissues, and measure how lab-grown tissues compare to natural ones, and probe the chemistry of tissue formation. 'Heavy' mouse helps out tissue engineers

28.55 - A 3D-printed facsimile of shark skin is helping researchers understand how the surface denticles help sharks swim so efficiently. 3D printing reveals shark skin secrets

Subscribe to our podcasts

Subscribe in iTunes RSS feed Chemistry World Monthly podcast

Subscribe in iTunes RSS feed The Compounds weekly podcast


Related Content

Chemistry World podcast - July 2013

1 July 2013 Podcast | Monthly

news image

Hagan Bayley explains the scientific scope for 3D printing and Chad Mirkin introduces programmable DNA building blocks

Chemistry World Podcast – July 2012

1 July 2012 Podcast | Monthly

news image

Chemistry World Podcast – July 2012

Most Read

UC Davis chemist sentenced to four years over explosion

19 November 2014 News and Analysis

news image

Postdoc sentenced over attempt to make explosive device and reckless disposal of hazardous waste

Spanish fly

10 October 2013 Podcast | Compounds

news image

Helen Scales looks at cantharidin, the active ingredient in this famous aphrodisiac

Most Commented

A year of water splitting from one device

21 November 2014 Research

news image

Coating protects electrodes from corrosion to keep photoelectrochemical cell running

Nanostripe controversy in new twist

24 November 2014 Research

news image

Creator of striped nanoparticles insists questions over structures have already been answered and accuses critics of a 'perso...