• C&EN – Powder vs liquid detergent preview

Powder vs. liquid detergents – in C&EN

January 28th, 2019|

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Detergents come in powder and liquid forms – what are the chemical differences, and how do their ingredients work together to clean your clothes? This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look! View the full graphic on the C&EN site, and check out the article this graphic accompanies which discusses the differences between the two types in more detail.


  • A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements Jan 2019

A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements – #IYPT2019 edition

January 15th, 2019|

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As it’s the International Year of the Periodic Table, I decided to revisit this old timeline of element discoveries I put together five years ago. The old version was a little in need of visual improvement, as well as updating to include the element discoveries confirmed since 2014. 


  • Improving stability of cone snail toxins for therapeutic use

From toxin to tonic: improving cone snail toxin stability for medical use

January 8th, 2019|

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Cone snail toxins can be deadly to humans – but they also have potential uses in anaesthesia and to treat other medical conditions. This latest Chemunicate graphic takes a look at one way scientists are trying to optimise them for this use.


2018 in review: Compound Interest’s Top 5 graphics

December 29th, 2018|

With 2018 coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on the graphics from the past twelve months. Here, we’ll look at the 5 most popular graphics on the site this year, as well as some of my favourites!


  • The Year in Chemistry – 2018

The Year in Chemistry: 2018’s biggest chemistry stories

December 28th, 2018|

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As we head into 2019, 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 water on Mars, the effects of e-cigarettes, new types of isomerism and bonding, and more!


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#ChemMonthly December 2018: A new type of bonding, ‘reverse racemisation’, and fluorinated compounds in cosmetics

December 27th, 2018|

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of chemical bonding, a catalyst that can reverse racemisation, an investigation of fluorinated compounds in cosmetics, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.