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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chemistry in its element Chemistry World

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    • 4.7 • 171 Ratings

A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Batteries: The bedrock of the sustainable future

    Batteries: The bedrock of the sustainable future

    In this special podcast produced in partnership with Waters Corporation, find out how understanding the chemistry and materials that go into batteries marks the first step towards making them safer and increasing energy density, and unlocks new opportunities for reuse and recycling

    • 21 min
    Cinnamaldehyde

    Cinnamaldehyde

    How did a tree bark from Sri Lanka become one of the essential flavours of the festive season? We explore the history of cinnamon and the compound that gives it its distinctive taste and aroma  

    • 7 min
    Azidoazide azide

    Azidoazide azide

    A compound so explosively unstable that nobody has been able to measure how sensitive it is without it, well, exploding.

    • 5 min
    Ochre

    Ochre

    How one of mankind's oldest pigments helped shepherds secure their sheep and inspired one of the most popular songs of the twentieth century

    • 7 min
    Maltodextrin

    Maltodextrin

    A sweet compound that provides ample energy for extreme endurance events – find out how maltodextrin helped Anna Ploszajski swim the English channel

    • 7 min
    Ionic liquids

    Ionic liquids

    Liquid salts, ionic melts, fused salts, or ionic glasses – call them what you like, these much-hyped solvents show great promise. Katrina Krämer speaks to chemical engineer Jason Bara about ionic liquids.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

It's All Gooey and Sticky ,

Awesome

Do you know how sometimes you go searching for podcasts, and click follow on the interesting titles so you can go back later? Sometimes you might not even pay attention to who produced it. No? I do this all the time.
Imagine my great delight to hear Dr. Chris Smith is part of this. I will update this review when I get caught up.

earthwormlu ,

Please come back

I hope that you can continue to churn more out of these lovely podcasts! It is so soothing and zenlike. I loved the old song.

KJP08 ,

Awesome podcast!

I love this podcast! I listen to it so much. The new intro song is a little better and more modern but I didn’t mind the old one. This podcast goes in depth into chemicals and provides an interesting story for each chemical. Highly recommend!

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