• Compound Interest Chemistry Clocks

Chemical Element Clocks – available now!

By |October 25th, 2017|

Ever wanted to make it impossible for non-chemists to know what the time is in your house? If you answered yes, this clock is for for you! It’s available in 9 different colours, with the numbers replaced with the chemical element whose atomic number corresponds to that position. You can grab one on Redbubble here.

  • 17-10-22 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Heavy elements made in neutron star collision, and real-time observation of polymer chain growth

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on heavy element synthesis in neutron star collisions, the real-time observation of the growth of a single polymer chain, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • The Chemistry of Broccoli

Broccoli colour changes and cancer-fighting compounds

By |October 19th, 2017|

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Broccoli, like other green vegetables, gets greener when you start cooking it. Why is this, and why does this green colour fade to a grey-green the longer it’s cooked? This graphic looks at the compounds produced when preparing broccoli to find the answer.
 

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  • 17-10-15 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Printer toner reaction concerns, and oganesson’s ‘smeared’ electron shells

By |October 15th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on unexpected reactions during printing with potential health effects, a theory about oganesson’s unusual electronic structure, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • C&EN - The Chemistry of Spider Webs Preview

The chemistry of spiderwebs – in C&EN

By |October 12th, 2017|

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It’s October, which means mating season for a lot of the spiders that lurk in our gardens and around our houses. Like them or loathe them, these arachnids use some fascinating biochemistry to weave their webs – and the material properties of their webs have inspired a variety of attempts to emulate them! Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic.

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  • 17-10-08 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A glow-in-the-dark record, and Nobel Prize for cryo-EM

By |October 8th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on this year’s chemistry Nobel Prize winner, a record-setting glow-in-the-dark material, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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