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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 […]

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C&EN Food Chemistry

The Chemistry of Canning – in C&EN

In this month’s installment of Periodic Graphics in C&EN, we’re talking canning chemistry. When you’re canning vegetables and making chutneys, why does the acidity matter, and what’s the importance of temperature in the canning process? This graphic takes a brief look – see the full graphic over on the C&EN site.

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ACS Philadelphia: Chemistry Communication (and a Poster Competition!)

If you’ve been following Compound Interest on Twitter, you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Philadelphia at the invitation of C&EN. I thought I’d belatedly write a brief post here summing up the trip, along with a link to the slides I used during […]

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The Chemistry Behind the Russian Doping Scandal – in C&EN

The run-up to the Rio Olympics has been overshadowed by a number of issues, not least of which is the doping scandal surrounding Russian competitors. This month’s Periodic Graphics in C&EN looks at the alleged chemical cocktail that was used to dope Russian athletes at the 2012 London Games and in the 2014 Sochi Winter […]

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C&EN Materials Chemistry

The Compositions of U.S. Coins – in C&EN

In this month’s Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News magazine, we’re looking at the compositions of U.S. coins, as well as some of their quirky history. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic. For our UK followers, there’s also an older graphic on UK coin compositions here!

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The Chemistry of Dentistry – In C&EN

In this month’s Periodic Graphics in Chemistry & Engineering News magazine, we’re looking at the chemistry dentists use to keep your pearly whites healthy. Click through to see the full graphic, including information on tooth decay, fluoride toothpaste, fillings, and tooth whitening.