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Latest: Chemistry World podcast – March 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: Octane

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1 April 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Start your engines! Simon Cotton looks into one of the few chemical names known well to the public: Octane


25 March 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Sensible approach to dental rot or sinister communist plot? Brian Clegg examines the much-maligned fluorides


18 March 2015 Podcast | Compounds

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Simon Cotton introduces the first of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: Prozac

Sodium thiopental  

Once thought to extract the truth and now used to enact the ultimate punishment, this week...

Chemistry World podcast – March 2015  

How cephalopods teach chemists about camouflage, and new ways to convert carbon dioxide in...

Barbituric acid  

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RNA may be less famous than it's more stable cousin, but is central to cellular function

Hydrofluoric acid  

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