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Latest: Chemistry World podcast – May 2015

Chemistry in its Element: Series one

The Elements

Listen to the whole series at the Visual Elements Periodic Table.

Chemistry in its Element: Series two

The Compounds

A leading scientist or author tells the story behind a different compound or molecule.
Latest: Polydimethylsiloxane

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Polydimethylsiloxane

22 July 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Brian Clegg tells us about a silicone gel, which can sometimes be a bit silly

Carminic acid

17 July 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Raychelle Burks introduces a red dye with a prickly history.

Citric acid

8 July 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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If life hands you lemons, make lemonade – or you could make citric acid, a very useful commodity chemical according to Andr...

Sodium sulfate  

Brian Clegg on sodium sulfate, known as 'the miraculous salt' because of its strong laxati...

Methanol  

Tempted by a tipple of home-brewed moonshine? Andrew Turley examines the risks associated ...

Cortisol & Hydrocortisone  

Brian Clegg investigates a compound that calms inflamed joints and excites the stressed br...

Parabens  

Ben Valsler examines the chemicals at the heart of one of the latest cosmetic & food addit...

Phosgene  

Matt Gunther investigates a clear, colourless gas responsible for thousands of deaths in t...

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