• Sant Jordi St George's Day Chemistry

Celebrating Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) Chemistry with ICIQ

By |April 21st, 2017|

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April 23 is Saint George’s Day, celebrated in particular by a number of countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint. One of these is, of course, England, though here the celebrations tend to be quite muted and minimal, and certainly nothing in comparison to the merriment that heralds St Patrick’s Day. In Catalonia, however, it prompts a good deal more in the way of celebration, and I made this graphic for the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia to illustrate some of its facets.

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  • March for Science 2017 – What's Chemistry Ever Done For Us-

The March for Science – Ten things that chemistry has done for us

By |April 20th, 2017|

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Across the globe this weekend hundreds of thousands of people in over 500 cities will be marching for science. Though many of those marching may be scientists, it’s not just for those in the scientific community; it’s for anyone who wants to show their support for the funding and continued advancement of science, and the importance of political policies being based on scientific evidence. It’s also about appreciating the role that science plays in our lives – and as this graphic shows, chemistry alone touches your life in more ways than you might have realised!

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  • 17-04-16 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Dissolvable Silk Batteries, and Hydrothermal Vents on Enceladus

By |April 16th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on chemical evidence for hydrothermal vents on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, dissolvable silk batteries that could be used in temporary medical implants, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • C&EN – Easter Eggs Preview

The Chemistry of Dyeing Easter Eggs – in C&EN

By |April 10th, 2017|

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With Easter just around the corner, this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look at the chemistry behind the Easter tradition of dyeing eggshells different colours. Click to view the full graphic on the C&EN site!

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  • 17-04-09 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Desalinating Water with a Graphene Sieve, and an Improved NMR Technique

By |April 9th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how a graphene oxide-based membrane can remove salts from water, an improved NMR technique that avoids incorrect structures for complex molecules, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • The Chemistry of Nail Polish

The Chemistry of Nail Polish – Polymers, Plasticisers and Pigments

By |April 6th, 2017|

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Painting your nails with nail polish might not seem like a particularly complex chemical process, but there’s much more to it than meets the eye. Polymerisation, thixotropic agents, solvents and thermochromism are all terms you might expect to hear more frequently in a lab than in a nail salon, but they can all crop up in relation to nail polish. In this graphic and article, we take a look at the different chemistry that comes together to colour your nails.

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