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 634 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 19 hours 53 minutes

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Bedaquiline


Meera Senthilingam makes a welcome return to the podcast with a drug that gives hope to the many sufferers of drug-resistant TB – still one of the world's biggest killers


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 2020-10-09  9m
 
 

Oxybenzone


This summer's extreme weather prompts Katrina Krämer to investigate the history of sunblock and the ingredient blamed by some for bleaching coral reefs


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 2020-10-02  12m
 
 

Gypsum


From Lavoisier’s experiments with plaster of paris to the the ‘Sistine Chapel of crystals’ in Mexico, Mike Freemantle explores the history of gypsum


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 2020-08-07  8m
 
 

Favipiravir


Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions


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 2020-08-02  7m
 
 

Tannic acid


Tannic acid in green acorns can kill wild animals and livestock, but in this podcast Mike Freemantle makes plain that you can prevent poisoning with pannage pigs.


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 2020-07-24  8m
 
 

Ractopamine


Common in the US but banned in the EU, this animal feed additive makes for muscular pigs and beefy international trade disputes. 


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 2020-07-17  7m
 
 

Hexasilabenzene


Brian Clegg discovers what a six-membered silicon ring can tell us about alien life


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 2020-07-10  6m
 
 

2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)


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


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 2020-07-03  5m
 
 

Dexamethasone


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.


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 2020-06-26  6m
 
 

Porcelain


Mike Freemantle on the art, history and science of this delicate, translucent ceramic material


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 2020-06-19  6m