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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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    • 4.8, 123 Ratings

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

    DMT – Dimethyltryptamine: Chemistry in its element

    DMT – Dimethyltryptamine: Chemistry in its element

    Georgia Mills investigates the psychoactive found in ayahuasca that may mirror near-death experiences

    • 7 min
    Chlorine dioxide: Chemistry in its element

    Chlorine dioxide: Chemistry in its element

    Katrina Krämer investigates how industrial-strength bleach became promoted as 'miracle mineral supplement' – a supposed 'cure' for autism, cancer and even Covid-19.

    • 8 min
    Oleic acid: Chemistry in its element

    Oleic acid: Chemistry in its element

    Brian Clegg discovers the link between olive oil, dandruff and stained glass windows.

    • 7 min
    Interferon beta: Chemistry in its element

    Interferon beta: Chemistry in its element

    An immune-modulating compound used to reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and now showing potential against coronaviruses, interferon beta is the last of the WHO's Covid-19 Solidarity trial candidates to get the Chemistry in its element treatment.

    • 6 min
    Ritonavir: Chemistry in its element

    Ritonavir: Chemistry in its element

    The unexplained appearance and dramatic spread of a new form of HIV drug ritonavir hurt patients and cost its makers almost $250 million. Alexander Whiteside on the chemical phenomenon that links Irving Langmuir, H G Wells and Kurt Vonnegut.

    • 11 min
    Lopinavir: Chemistry in its element

    Lopinavir: Chemistry in its element

    Ben Valsler explains how a drug that prevents HIV from donning its protective 'coat' now makes up one arm of the World Health Organisation's Covid-19 trial

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

KingLee273 ,

Educational, entertaining, and informative.

This is an excellent podcast. I happened upon it a few weeks ago while looking for entertainment during quarantine. I immediately binge-listened to the entire 2020 season. I tune in every Friday for a new podcast. Five stars.

nikatnight919 ,

Love the breadth and the new theme song

I love playing episodes of this podcast and enjoy subjecting my middle-schoolers to it now that they’ve been taught the basics of chemistry. We now joke about the theme song and how tough it must be to not go back. But the new song is more modern, 21st century-like, and likely to attract younger listeners. Thank you for all this material!

travieB33 ,

Theme song woes.

Podcast is great. New theme song is terrible. Bring back the original, please.

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