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Chemistry World September 2011
Chemistry World Podcast
01.05: Tequila for your fuel tank
3.02: Possible origin of chirality in the RNA world
6.47: Neil Fox explains why diamond is a chemist's best friend for generating electrical power from sunlight because of its unique properties
12.57: Spotlight on polymerisation to repair damaged faces
16.15: Nanorobots powered from beneath the skin
18.28: Alan Clarke wonders whether we've been looking at cancer therapy the wrong way - should we be looking for more powerful cancer stem cells?
25.35: Magnetic sponge can squeeze itself out
29.07: Cyclodextrin dimer becomes synthetic polymerase
32.14: Trivia - Why might you put mushrooms on a tanning bed?
Read more about this month's stories
28 July 2011
A plant normally used to make tequila could also be used as a replacement for petrol
07 August 2011
Chemistry and physics join forces to make single-handed RNA precursors from nearly racemic starting materials
No longer valued simply for its glamour and durability, diamond is turning its hand to applications in solar power, laser design and bionic eyes. James Mitchell Crow reports
28 July 2011
A chemical mix that can be injected under the skin and polymerised using light could help repair facial injuries
14 July 2011
A wireless electrical power source for biological nanodevices for use in the human body
Are drug-immune cancer stem cells the root of recurring tumours? And if they are, can we treat them? Sarah Houlton joins in the hunt
19 July 2011
A nanomagnet sponge that contracts in a magnetic field could release drugs to order
15 July 2011
Chemists have created a synthetic polymerase that can produce long chains of polyesters
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