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A chemistry tour of the Oxford University Botanic Garden.

Botanic Garden Chemistry Audio Tour Oxford University

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A chemistry tour of the Oxford University Botanic Garden.

    01. Welcome and Introduction

    01. Welcome and Introduction

    A welcome to the Botanic Garden and the Chemistry at the Garden audio trail from the Senior Curator, Dr Alison Foster. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 59 sec
    02. A few words about chemicals

    02. A few words about chemicals

    Everything is made of chemicals - whether they are from a natural source or not. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 27 sec
    03. Take care with the word organic

    03. Take care with the word organic

    Hear what the word organic means to a chemist. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 37 sec
    04. Robert Robinson, a revolutionary chemist

    04. Robert Robinson, a revolutionary chemist

    Sir Robert Robinson used the Botanic Garden in his research investigating the structures of alkaloids derived from plants. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 2 min
    05. Energy from the sun

    05. Energy from the sun

    How plants use energy from the sun to make food from carbon dioxide and water. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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    06. New materials from plants

    06. New materials from plants

    The lotus plant has inspired the development of new self-cleaning materials. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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