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Chemistry in its element

Chemistry in its element

Batteries: The bedrock of the sustainable future

Tue, 01 Jun 2021

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

Cinnamaldehyde: Chemistry in its element

Mon, 21 Dec 2020

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  

Azidoazide azide: Chemistry in its element

Fri, 11 Dec 2020

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

Ochre: Chemistry in its element

Fri, 04 Dec 2020

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

Maltodextrin: Chemistry in its element

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

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

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