Magnificent molecules

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Ethanoic acid

23 April 2019By

Hayley Bennett reveals the science behind everyone’s favourite household acid

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Propanethial-S-oxide

30 January 2019By

How onions make you cry

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Phenolphthalein

24 December 2018By

A molecule with two very different use: it’s in pH indicators and – laxatives

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Naloxone

10 October 2018By Katrina Kramer

The life-saving antidote to opioid overdose

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BaZnGa

17 September 2018By

How a TV catchphrase inspired a synthetic chemical compound

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Acetylcysteine

20 June 2018By Chemistry World

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

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY