Chemistry in its element
A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
info_outline Batteries: The bedrock of the sustainable future 06/01/2021
Batteries: The bedrock of the sustainable future In this special podcast produced in partnership with Waters Corporation, find out how understanding the chemistry and materials that go into batteries marks the first step towards making them safer and increasing energy density, and unlocks new opportunities for reuse and recycling
info_outline Ionic liquids: Chemistry in its element 11/20/2020
Ionic liquids: Chemistry in its element Liquid salts, ionic melts, fused salts, or ionic glasses – call them what you like, these much-hyped solvents show great promise. Katrina Krämer speaks to chemical engineer Jason Bara about ionic liquids.
info_outline Glycyrrhizic acid: Chemistry in its element 10/30/2020
Glycyrrhizic acid: Chemistry in its element A sweet treat with a deadly trick for Halloween – glycyrrhizic acid, or glycyrrhizin, is found in black liquorice and sweeter than sucrose, but can cause heart problems and even prove fatal if consumed in excess
info_outline 2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline): Chemistry in its element 07/03/2020
2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline): Chemistry in its element Frances Addison on the aromatic compound found in both buttered popcorn and the bearcat’s scent glands, and responsible for the distinctive smell of both
info_outline Dexamethasone: Chemistry in its element 06/26/2020
Dexamethasone: Chemistry in its element News that this cheap, ubiquitous steroid drug may reduce deaths in Covid-19 cases has been greeted with cautious optimism. Ben Valsler looks at the history of dexamethasone and the promising Recovery trial results.
info_outline DMT – Dimethyltryptamine: Chemistry in its element 05/22/2020
DMT – Dimethyltryptamine: Chemistry in its element Georgia Mills investigates the psychoactive found in ayahuasca that may mirror near-death experiences
info_outline Interferon beta: Chemistry in its element 05/01/2020
Interferon beta: Chemistry in its element An immune-modulating compound used to reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and now showing potential against coronaviruses, interferon beta is the last of the WHO's Covid-19 Solidarity trial candidates to get the Chemistry in its element treatment.
info_outline Ritonavir: Chemistry in its element 04/24/2020
Ritonavir: Chemistry in its element The unexplained appearance and dramatic spread of a new form of HIV drug ritonavir hurt patients and cost its makers almost $250 million. Alexander Whiteside on the chemical phenomenon that links Irving Langmuir, H G Wells and Kurt Vonnegut.