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Latest: Chemistry World podcast - October 2014

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A leading scientist or author tells the story behind a different compound or molecule.
Latest: Acetone peroxide

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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


9 October 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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

Chemistry World podcast - October 2014

3 October 2014 Podcast | Monthly

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We speak to Jason Sello about the hunt for new antibiotics, and Monique Simmonds explains the chemical role of botanical gard...


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...


It reeks of rotting fish but finds use in a range of applications - Jenna Bilbrey introduc...

Chemistry World podcast - September 2014  

We speak to Paul Clarke about the challenges of natural product synthesis and discuss the ...

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