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Latest: Chemistry World podcast - October 2014

Chemistry in its Element: Series one

The Elements

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Chemistry in its Element: Series two

The Compounds

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

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Human growth hormone

29 October 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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Marketed as a path to eternal youth but banned in professional sports, Hayley Simon introduces human growth hormone

Magnesium chloride

23 October 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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It may have no common name, but as Brian Clegg explains, magnesium chloride has many common uses

Acetone peroxide

15 October 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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Simon Cotton takes us back to a dark day in UK history, to highlight a terrible use of acetone peroxide


The drug that fuelled rave culture may yet be a treatment for PTSD. Hayley Simon introduce...

Chemistry World podcast - October 2014  

We speak to Jason Sello about the hunt for new antibiotics, and Monique Simmonds explains ...


Why would a simple molecule used to produce plastics excite astronomers? Brian Clegg intro...

Tantalum pentoxide  

Lars Öhrström explains how tantalum(V)oxide banished 'the brick' and allows your mobile ...

Sodium alginate  

When Brian Clegg's acid reflux strikes, he knows he can rely on help from this compound: S...

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