1501, 2018
  • C&EN Wildfires Preview

Wildfires: causes, combustion products, and health risks – in C&EN

By |January 15th, 2018|

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Even in the depths of winter, wildfires have been raging in some U.S. states. There were over 66,000 wildfires across the U.S. last year, and this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN magazine takes a look at the products of these large-scale combustion reactions, as well as the effects that these products can have on our health. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic!


3012, 2017
  • The Year in Chemistry – 2017

The Year in Chemistry – 2017’s biggest chemistry stories

By |December 30th, 2017|

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As we head into 2018, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry news stories over the past year. This year’s chemistry news featured poisonous frogs, battery fires, element creation, and more!


2812, 2017
  • 001 ChemMonthly Dec 2017

#ChemMonthly Dec 2017 – Self-healing glass, a Huntington’s drug, and the world’s tightest knot

By |December 28th, 2017|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a self-repairing polymer glass that could mean an end to cracked phone screens, a Guinness world record for the tightest knot ever, and more! Links to articles and studies for all the featured stories are provided below.


2012, 2017

2017: Compound Interest’s Year in Review

By |December 20th, 2017|

Today marks Compound Interest’s fourth birthday, so it seems fitting to choose today to reflect back on the posts on the site through the past year. This year even more chemistry has been added to the catalogue of topics covered by the graphics on the site, including the coke and mentos reaction, the opioid epidemic, and what ice cores can tell us about climate! 


1212, 2017

Chemistry Advent 2017 – The halfway point!

By |December 12th, 2017|

Today marks the halfway point for this year’s Chemistry Advent! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, the topics covered in the graphics might still pique your chemistry curiosity; graphics in recent days have looked at the compound behind the snow in snow globes, the chemistry behind the different colours of LED lights, and how poinsettia […]

2311, 2017
  • Turkey Chemistry

The flavour chemistry of your Thanksgiving turkey

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Got the turkey in the oven for Thanksgiving? Here’s a brief look at the chemical compounds behind its flavour. There’s more on the reactions that produce these compounds in this graphic on the Maillard reaction. If you’re celebrating, happy Thanksgiving!


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