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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

    • Chemistry
    • 4.8 • 144 Ratings

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

    Propofol

    Propofol

    Also known as 'milk of amnesia', propofol helps to prevent perception of pain in surgery – just don't forget its dangerous side

    • 6 min
    Sofosbuvir

    Sofosbuvir

    Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir made waves when first launched – quicker to work and with fewer side effects than existing drugs, but it came with a hefty price tag

    • 6 min
    Bedaquiline

    Bedaquiline

    Meera Senthilingam makes a welcome return to the podcast with a drug that gives hope to the many sufferers of drug-resistant TB – still one of the world's biggest killers

    • 9 min
    Oxybenzone

    Oxybenzone

    This summer's extreme weather prompts Katrina Krämer to investigate the history of sunblock and the ingredient blamed by some for bleaching coral reefs

    • 12 min
    Gypsum

    Gypsum

    From Lavoisier’s experiments with plaster of paris to the the ‘Sistine Chapel of crystals’ in Mexico, Mike Freemantle explores the history of gypsum

    • 8 min
    Favipiravir

    Favipiravir

    Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 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!

dorsetpeakjerseys ,

Content so good, 2020 intro so bad

For the love of god, please bring back the old-time fiddle intro.

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