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Latest: Xenon hexafluoroplatinate

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Chemistry World Book Club podcast – A is for Arsenic

1 October 2015 Podcast | Monthly

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In the first of a brand new podcast series, we get together to discuss 'A is for Arsenic: the poisons of Agatha Christie'

Xenon hexafluoroplatinate

30 September 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Hayley Birch discovers the compound that opened up a wing of the periodic table for reactions: Xenon hexafluoroplatinate

Sodium azide

23 September 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Raychelle Burks finds out how Potbelly's patrons became poisoning patients, in the mystery of the sodium azide-laced iced tea


In this week's podcast, Matt Gunther reveals the toxic history of gelsemine

Methyl salicylate  

In this week's podcast, Raychelle Burks tells us of the cool but warming effects of methyl...

Antimony sulfide  

It's at the heart of the first chemical equation, and makes Hayley Birch think of quiche. ...

Chemistry World podcast – September 2015  

In this months podcast, we discuss Ebola and malaria vaccines in the pipeline, the history...


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