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Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Herding Hemingway's Cats

26 July 2016 Podcast | Monthly

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Six-toed cats and misconceptions in genetics are discussed in this months podcast

Picric acid

20 July 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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A yellow dress, of the type worn by Jane Austen, sets Michael Freemantle exploring the chemistry of picric acid

Spilanthol

14 July 2016 Podcast | Compounds

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It's the active molecule in the plant known as electric daisies or the toothache plant but it might also make your skin smoot...

Thiomersal  

Kat Arney introduces the organomercury preservative associated with the current controvers...

Ammonium carbonate  

Ever taken a whiff of smelling salts? For many years, the compound that contributed the pu...

Chemistry World Book Club podcast – Sorting the beef from the bull  

This month we discuss the ubiquitous nature of food fraud and its detection

Asafoetida  

With a name that literally means rotten resin, asafoetida is a surprising food additive an...

Methyl isocyanate  

The 1984 accident at Bhopal, India, was the worst in the history of industrial chemistry. ...

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