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 631 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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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
 
 

Feldspar


Brian Clegg introduces the humble mineral that delights both astronomers and archaeologists


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 2020-06-12  7m
 
 

Cimetidine


Mike Freemantle introduces the peptic ulcer treatment cimetidine, which – as Tagamet – became the first 'blockbuster' drug


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 2020-06-05  7m
 
 

Fexinidazole


The World Health Organisation hope to eradicate human African trypanosomiasis, better known as sleeping sickness, within our lifetimes. Jamie Durrani looks at a drug that may make it possible.


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 2020-05-29  6m