Magnificent molecules

Out of foucs man holding an overdose rescue kit, which contains naloxone

Naloxone

10 October 2018By Katrina Kramer

The life-saving antidote to opioid overdose

Person wearing a 'Bazinga!' cape, from The Big Bang Theory TV series

BaZnGa

17 September 2018By

How a TV catchphrase inspired a synthetic chemical compound

A dozen male cyclists in a tight grouping pictured from the front

Acetylcysteine

20 June 2018By Chemistry World

A compound with a range of medical uses that found itself embroiled in a cycling controversy

Tetranitromethane CN4O8 molecule isolated on white

Tetranitromethane

14 March 2018By Brian Clegg

A failed rocket fuel oxidiser with an elusive structure

Tungsten carbide saw cutting metal

Tungsten carbide

25 January 2018By Matthew Gunther

The alloy that links armour-piercing bullets and ball point pens

Top view of solar panels in a solar farm

Caesium chloride

15 November 2017By Brian Clegg

A versatile compound used in cancer treatment, solar cells and even making beer

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY