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

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    • 4.7 • 156 Ratings

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

    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
    Chlorhexidine

    Chlorhexidine

    An antimicrobial compound that kills bacteria and viruses quickly – found in some of the most colourful antiseptic solutions

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

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!

ItsMeMaven ,

Short & Sweet

One of my favorite podcasts which provides a lot of easily digestible information in a concise format—great for people like me who have a short attention span. Hope they keep putting out new episodes. Enjoyable & informative.

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