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Latest: Chemistry World podcast - March 2014

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: Dichloromethane

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Recent podcasts


9 April 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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It smells sweet, is potentially lethal and organic chemists rely on it: Emily James on dichloromethane


2 April 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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Purple was once a colour only royalty could afford to wear. Hayley Birch investigates tyrian purple, or dibromoindigo, the or...


26 March 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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Stephen Wallace introduces batrachotoxin, a deadly toxin that comes from a beautiful little frog

Helium hydride  

Brian Clegg introduces the first compound to ever exist - helium hydride


Simon Cotton introduces the first antibiotic known to kill TB: Streptomycin


Lars Öhrström delves into the history of alum, a compound linked to some of Europe's mos...

Chemistry World podcast - March 2014  

This month, synthetic DNA bases and chemistry using smartphones


Helen Scales investigates hirudin, a powerful anticoagulant found in leech saliva

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