Green chemistry is a concept that crops up with increasing frequency; we’ve already discussed it here previously with reference to the Periodic Table’s ‘endangered’ elements…
One soapy herb: Strangely, coriander, or cilantro, tastes soapy to some people and is because the essential oil in the leaves is composed of.
Having looked at the chemistry behind beer previously, it seemed only fair to also take a look at cider for all the cider drinkers out there. On a hot summer’s day, the cool, refreshing taste of ci.
Ever looked at a pill and see chemical structures? Here are the chemistry buildup of some cold medicines.
The Chemistry of Poisons – Cyanide
Here’s the chemistry of what’s undeniably the country’s greatest export.
One for the wine drinkers today: a look at some of the chemical compounds behind the flavour, colour, and supposed health benefits of red wi.
The Chemistry of Turmeric – Fluorescence, Indicator, and Health Effects
It's Easter tomorrow – as we've done the chemistry of chocolate to death, here's the chemistry of eggs instead!
The Chemistry of Wine: To complement the ongoing food chemistry posts, this supplementary series is going to be looking at the key chemicals (or families of chemicals) that give alcoholic drinks their characteristics.
Compound Interest - A Guide to Common Fruit Acids
National Tequila Day in the US today! Check out this graphic from Reactions to learn about the chemistry of tequila - and how scientists have found a way to turn tequila into diamonds.
Periodic graphics: The chemistry of canning
Food Chemistry - The Maillard Reaction - Everyone knows this complex and fragrant reaction which browns meat and bread. And includes "aromatic" chemical compounds.