1 January 2010
That’s chemistry: The science behind alcohol
Simon Cotton takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives.
The inert element with extreme behaviour
1 November 2009
Capsaicin is responsible for the hot taste of chilli peppers. It can also relieve pain, is used in pepper spray and as a performance-enhancing drug for horses, so it certainly qualifies as a magnificent molecule
Not just another form of silver, it's pure platinum
1 September 2009
John Johnston investigates this oft abused hormone
Seeing red? That'll be europium
1 July 2009
That’s chemistry: Liquorice: sweet or medicine?
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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