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Listen to your favourite magazine every month, with Chemistry World's very own podcast.
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: Prolactin

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23 April 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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Anna Lewcock finds out how pigeons played a major role in discovering an important pituitary hormone, prolactin


16 April 2014 Podcast | Compounds

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Amongst the fictional forensic equipment shown on television, Brian Clegg notices one distinctly non-fiction stalwart: Lumino...


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


Purple was once a colour only royalty could afford to wear. Hayley Birch investigates tyri...


Stephen Wallace introduces batrachotoxin, a deadly toxin that comes from a beautiful littl...

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...

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