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!

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Tackling Stress and Anxiety with Chemistry

Christmas is meant to be a relaxing time spent with family, but gift-shopping and family dinners can sometimes pile on the stress over the holiday period. For others, anxiety is a year-round battle. In this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN, we take a basic look at the chemical causes of stress, and the medications […]

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Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Catch Fire – in C&EN

In this month’s Periodic Graphics in C&EN, we’re looking at the chemistry behind the recent news stories of lithium-ion batteries in some devices catching fire. You can see the full graphic over on the C&EN site. Also, for more lithium battery chemistry, head over to the recent RealTimeChem Week graphic which looked at some ways in […]

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The Chemistry of Pumpkins – in C&EN

With a week to go until Halloween, it’s time to get carving pumpkins! Before you do, check out this graphic on the chemistry of pumpkins I made for C&EN last year (you can view the full graphic on their site here). Stay tuned for more Halloween-related chemistry over the coming week!

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The Chemistry of Cold Medicines – in C&EN

Having been struck down by a cold over the past few days, I was reminded of this old edition of Periodic Graphics that appeared in C&EN last year, which looks at the chemistry of cold medicines. I’m definitely grateful for a number of these right now! Click through to the C&EN site to view the full […]

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Nanotechnology Day & Everyday Uses of Nanotechnology – In C&EN

October 9 is National Nanotechnology Day in the US, as it’s 10/9 in the American date format (and one nanometre is 10–9 metres). This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look at a selection of the nanotechnology that’s already made its way into our everyday lives. Click through to the C&EN site to […]