Chemistry; Food Science & Nutrition

Chemical Concerns – Fipronil and the Egg Contamination Scandal

Over the past few weeks, concern has been growing regarding the contamination of eggs for sale in a... Read more

Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Food Science & Nutrition

The Chemistry of Frozen Desserts – in C&EN

Ever wondered what the difference is between ice cream, gelato, and sorbet? This month’s edition of Periodic Graphics... Read more

Chemical Engineering; Chemistry

Why Can Lavender Be Used to Repel Moths? – The Chemistry of Lavender

Hanging in the wardrobes of our flat, alongside our clothes, are a couple of small bags of dried... Read more


Talking Trash – The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Garbage

Click to enlarge As the bin in your kitchen slowly fills up, it also cranks up the stench,... Read more


The Chemistry of Mangoes: What Do They Have in Common with Poison Ivy?

The mango is a classic summer fruit, but for some it can bring out a rash when they... Read more


Making a Red Cabbage pH Indicator The Method and the Chemistry

We all know examples of everyday substances that can be classified as acids or alkalis: lemon juice is acidic,... Read more

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Diagnosing Diseases with Novel Nanoparticles

Testing for pregnancy and testing for diseases might sound like two very different things. However, they can both... Read more


The Chemistry of Allergies and Antihistamines

It’s coming around to the time of year when hay fever strikes! Here’s a look at the chemical... Read more

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