1 March 2007
A look at the life and work of Russia's most famous chemist, who died 100 years ago
How Mendeleev corrected the atomic weights of In, Ce and U, and thus constructed the remarkable Periodic Table of 1871
1 January 2007
Phenol encountered in school or college chemistry laboratories demands special respect on account of its toxic and corrosive nature. But phenol and its derivatives do have a few medicinal surprises
1 November 2006
Chemists are once again turning to Nature to replenish the medicine chest
1 September 2006
With some clever chemistry starch represents an enormous and sustainable source of renewable carbon for non-food applications.
What constitutes ground-level air pollution and what are the impacts of such pollutants on Man and the environment?
In the early 1700s in England 'nothing was so much feared or talk'd of as Rickets among Children'. We now know that this softening of the bones, is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D.
Has the significance of William Henry Perkin's synthesis of the purple dye mauveine begun to fade?
1 July 2006
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of the Italian chemical physicist, Amedeo Avogadro.
In many parts of the world biting insects are major disease vectors, being the source of malaria and yellow fever for example, though in the UK they are mainly just a nuisance
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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