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

    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
    Tannic acid

    Tannic acid

    Tannic acid in green acorns can kill wild animals and livestock, but in this podcast Mike Freemantle makes plain that you can prevent poisoning with pannage pigs.

    • 8 min
    Ractopamine

    Ractopamine

    Common in the US but banned in the EU, this animal feed additive makes for muscular pigs and beefy international trade disputes. 

    • 7 min
    Hexasilabenzene

    Hexasilabenzene

    Brian Clegg discovers what a six-membered silicon ring can tell us about alien life

    • 6 min
    2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)

    2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline)

    Frances Addison on the aromatic compound found in both buttered popcorn and the bearcat’s scent glands, and responsible for the distinctive smell of both

    • 5 min

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