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St. Patrick’s Day: The Chemistry of Guinness – in C&EN

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a throwback to an old edition of Periodic Graphics which looks at the chemistry behind the bubbles and bitterness of Guinness. You can view the full graphic over on the C&EN site.

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Biochemistry C&EN

The Chemistry of Daffodils – in C&EN

In the Northern Hemisphere spring is beginning to emerge from winter, heralded by the blooming of bright yellow daffodils. This graphic featured in C&EN a few years back and looks at some interesting chemical facets of this seasonal flower: what causes its smell, its colour, and a surprising link to Alzheimer’s treatments. View the full […]

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C&EN Cosmetic Chemistry

The Science Behind Anti-Aging Creams – Do They Really Work? In C&EN

This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look at the science behind anti-aging creams – what compounds are found in them, and is there any proof that they can reverse the ravages of time on your skin? Click through the C&EN site to see the full graphic!

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Chemistry at the Movies – In C&EN

With the Oscars coming up, this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look at the chemistry found in the movie theatre, from the film to the popcorn to the audience itself! You can view the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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Biochemistry C&EN

How Do Evergreen Trees Stay Green? – In C&EN

While some trees drop their leaves in autumn, others stay green all year round. How do they accomplish this, and what’s the benefit? This graphic takes a look at some of the chemical tricks these trees utilise. Click here to view the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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The Chemistry of Deicers and Antifreeze – in C&EN

Given the current cold spells across Europe, here’s an old but topical graphic I made for C&EN looking at some of the different compounds used as deicers, and the differences between them. Click here to view the full graphic on the C&EN site!