1 March 2010
The psychedelic effects of fly agaric mushrooms
1 January 2010
Three years after the discovery of mauveine in 1856 by William Henry Perkin, the second commercially synthetic dye, magenta, was in production
Titania catalysts are being used to keep hospital surfaces clean and to produce hydrogen in solar cells
Few people will not have been touched by the tragic death of musician and pop icon Michael Jackson last summer. The cause of his untimely death has been linked to the drug propofol. What is propofol and is it lethal?
1 November 2009
Recent evidence suggests that ocean removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is having serious consequences for marine life
Can phosphorus-rich foods, such as fish, improve our intellect?
1 September 2009
Joseph Lister's use of phenol as an antiseptic revolutionised surgical practice in the 19th century. But was he the first to use this antiseptic technique?
Sonochemistry, the use of sound energy to induce physical or chemical changes within a medium, has a growing number of applications in fields such as medicine and nanotechnology
In 1959 Aldoph Butenandt identified and synthesised the first pheromone, bombykol. Since then scientists have discovered how male silkworm moths receive this chemical message
1 May 2009
Analytical chemists ensure everything, from food and drinks, through toys and household chemicals, to air quality and even suspicious powders present no danger to humans
FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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