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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.
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4 May 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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It failed as a painkiller, but Haldol rapidly became an essential medicine for schizophrenia. Raychelle Burks explains more

Cadmium telluride

27 April 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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It may not be the best material for solar cells but it has some distinct advantages


20 April 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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Rowena Fletcher-Wood on the simple compound that links spandex, automobile safety and space exploration: Hydrazine

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Why science is sexist  

This month we discuss unconscious bias and other reasons why science is sexist


Does burnt toast cause cancer? Martha Henriques explores this complex question

Uranium dioxide  

This week's compound has had a glowing career in the arts and a runaway success in the ene...


Michael Freemantle with a colourful account of the birth of synthetic organic chemistry


Emma Stoye on citronellol - her constant companion when faced with biting bugs

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