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Ammonium carbonate

29 June 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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Ever taken a whiff of smelling salts? For many years, the compound that contributed the pungent pong was ammonium carbonate

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Sorting the beef from the bull

22 June 2016 Podcast | Monthly

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This month we discuss the ubiquitous nature of food fraud and its detection


22 June 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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With a name that literally means rotten resin, asafoetida is a surprising food additive and deodorant

Methyl isocyanate  

The 1984 accident at Bhopal, India, was the worst in the history of industrial chemistry. ...

Shikimic acid  

Kat Arney introduces a biologically ubiquitous compound, important in beating both infecti...


The tastiest food additive there is, or the greatest threat to life in the western world?


The Battle of Jutland was fought 100 years ago next week, on May 31st, 1916. A critical ro...


Michael Freemantle takes a stroll through 'Jane Austen country' to discover this week's co...

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