Chemistry Articles

Articles about chemistry, matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, nanotechnology...

07 July 2007

Mention plastics and most people think of polythenes, perspex and other oil-based nasties that never break down. But...

03 June 2007

Contrary to what Hollywood would have you believe, although it’s almost impossible to escape from quicksand, it's...

21 March 2007

As the world focuses on carbon dioxide, are more dangerous agents of global warming creeping up unnoticed? Lucy...

19 April 2006

Scheele was the first to isolate Hydrogen cyanide in 1782 then went on to show its toxic effects by accidentally...

23 November 2005

Nature produces a seemingly limitless number of compounds that are valuable for treating disease. Over 30% of the top-...

18 May 2005

Photo-therapy is the term used to describe treatments which use light to achieve their effects. But how do these work...

11 May 2005

The recently discovered traces of ricin in a makeshift laboratory in a flat in London have caused a media frenzy over...

16 March 2005

Claire McLoughlin describes the chemistry of cooking including what chemical changes occur in food when we cook it, and...

26 January 2005

A report was published warning that Britain's prosperity will suffer if the government does not come up with new...

22 September 2004

Water, with its incredible properties, is considered an essential ingredient for life. But how does it contribute to...

08 September 2004

By the year 2020, the number of people in the world suffering from blindness will have risen to 45 million. The vast...

18 August 2004

Nanomedicine, nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the future of science and medicine. Barry Gibb describes how the...

11 August 2004

I am organising a public event in Oxford entitled "The Science of Wine Tasting"...