Alcohol Chemistry

The Chemistry of Rum

For the latest in the alcohol chemistry series, we’re looking at a pirate’s favourite spirit: rum. It’s actually hard to describe what constitutes a rum, because there’s not really a fixed definition; different countries have different standards that rums have to meet. Still, despite the differences in types, there’s still a lot of chemistry in […]

This Week In Chemistry

This Week In Chemistry: Cyanide Clouds & Molecular Microphones

 After a positive reception for the first ‘This Week in Chemistry’ post last weekend, here’s a brief overview of what’s been going on in the world of chemistry this week, including cyanide clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan, the world’s smallest microphone, and how caffeine could help the development of drugs to aid Parkinson’s Disease. Links […]