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Food Chemistry

National Chemistry Week: The Chemistry of Candy

It’s currently National Chemistry Week in the US (apparently, we only get National Chemistry Week once every two years here in the UK), and the theme for this year is ‘The Sweet Side of Chemistry’. This seemed like as good an opportunity as any to look at some confectionary chemistry! In this graphic, we look at […]

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This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: Improving Autism Symptoms, & Making Batteries Safer

It’s been another bumper week in the world of chemistry research, with a range of stories to choose from for this week’s graphic. Highlights include the discovery that a compound found in broccoli could help improve behaviour in autism, and a new detection method for metal contamination in water using DNA. As always, links to studies […]

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Crime Scene Chemistry

Crime Scene Chemistry – Luminol, Blood & Horseradish

Anyone who’s watched CSI or similar shows knows that, whenever the investigating team are on the scene of a gruesome and bloody murder, luminol solution gets sprayed liberally over absolutely everything. The result is a pale blue luminescence whenever the solution meets blood, which itself is a consequence of a chemical reaction that the blood […]

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This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry: The Chemistry Nobel & Writing in Gold in Cells

This week, the award of the Nobel prizes, including the Nobel prize in chemistry, has dominated the headlines. However, there’ve been a range of other interesting stories too, including researchers succeeding in writing gold characters inside cells, and the development of a green tea-based anti-cancer drug delivery system. Links to articles and original research papers […]

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This Week In Chemistry

This Week In Chemistry (21st-28th September 2014)

Trialling a new potential feature on the site today, with the first ‘This Week In Chemistry’ post. You’ve probably spotted the various ‘This Week In Science’ posts that crop up elsewhere online – I thought it’d be nice to have one of those, but specifically for chemistry! Links to both articles and studies on the […]

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Book

Coming (Relatively) Soon: Compound Interest, the Book!

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the site’s Twitter feed, you’ll have heard that I’ve been lucky enough to secure a book deal with Orion Publishing. The book will be based on the food chemistry graphics on the site, which I’ll be reworking, along with a lot more new entries. Whilst it’s a project […]