Chemistry in its element

A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

http://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 6m. Bisher sind 556 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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Starch


Inspired by a mention of arrowroot in Jane Austen's Emma, Mike Freemantle investigates how subtle differences in composition mean starch can be resistant dietary fibre or easily-digested nourishment.


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Aniline


How an early synthetic dye chemical came to play a role in a mysterious disease outbreak in 1980s Spain


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Talc, or magnesium silicate


Coating your naked body with powdered magnesium silicate may sound strange, but it's an important part of many bathtime rituals


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Tocopherols and tocotrienols: vitamin E


Mike Freemantle discovers sea buckthorns, also called 'beauty berries' because of their high concentration of tocopherols and tocotrienols, collectively known as vitamin E.


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Trichloroanisole – Wine cork taint


If you've ever been unlucky enough to experience 'corked' wine, then 2,4,6-trichloroanisole, or TCA was likely the chemical culprit


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 2019-03-22  5m
 
 

Vinblastine and vincristine – Vinca alkaloids


Kat Arney unearths the story of a truly international effort to develop new drugs for cancer, and the female researcher whose key role went overlooked


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 2019-03-15  7m
 
 

Polyethylene glycol or PEG


Kit Chapman on the simple polymer that preserves and protects ancient artifacts, and saved a historical Swedish shipwreck from complete collapse


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 2019-03-08  4m
 
 

Ferrous sulfate, or iron(II) sulfate


Mike Freemantle on the iron compound that has been turning oak gall extract into indelible ink for centuries, but is now eating though our ancient manuscripts and musical scores


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 2019-03-01  6m
 
 

Nitrogenase


The mysterious enzyme that can beat the world’s biggest chemical process when it comes to breaking the dinitrogen triple bond


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 2019-02-22  7m
 
 

Lazurite


A brilliant rich blue rock, prized in antiquity as a gemstone and a prominent pigment, lazurite is the basis of lapis lazuli, the original ultramarine paint and – as Brian Clegg finds – it even adorns Tutankhamun's death mask.


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 2019-02-15  6m