The Crucible

Family values

Do larger research groups mean mentorship and ethics will inevitably suffer?

In the Pipeline

Known unknowns

New molecules with unpredictable biological activity deserve sensible amounts of respect, says Derek Lowe


A wide open competition

The Chemistry World science communication competition comes to fruition


Strength in numbers

For all the value it provides, analytical chemistry doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, say Mark Powell and Steven Lancaster

Classic Kit

Orsat's gas analyser

Raising a glass to measuring gas

Organic Matter

Reduced to clear

Karl Collins contemplates reducing amides to alcohols instead of amines

Critical Point

A war on smog

Chemistry can be a force for good in tackling China’s pollution, says Mark Peplow


Letters October 2013

Humourous ups and downs, veterinary pharmaceuticals and a carbon capture query.


Diamonds from Pelé’s hair

11 April 2014

Diamonds from Pelé’s hair

Another poster prize up for grabs – this time at ISACS13

10 April 2014

Another poster prize up for grabs – this time at ISACS13