Daily Highlights in Video Form
This calendar covers chemistry highlights in video form—for example, current research, holiday-themed experiments you can do with your kids or friends, interviews with scientists, publishing tips, and explaining everyday chemistry.
There will be another video every day until December 24.
Total Synthesis of (‒)-Penicimutanin A
Natural product first isolated from a marine fungus made in ten steps
CO2 Extinguishes Candle
Extinguishing a candle with baking powder and vinegar
with David Leigh and Nobel Laureate Robert Grubbs
Short Glossary of Open Access Publishing
Explaining the 10 most important terms of open access (OA) publishing
Lit Candle Covered With a Glass
What happens if you cover a lit candle in a water basin with a glass?
The Fascination of Cluster Chemistry
Stefanie Dehnen, University of Marburg, Germany, explains her research
First Spiropentagermadiene Isolated
Stability of unusual spirocyclic molecule is improved by delocalization
Chalk as a Wick
Where is the Heat of a Candle Flame?
An experiment designed by Michael Faraday shows where the heat of a candle flame is the highest
A Passion for Making Molecular Movies
Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, explains the importance of understanding catalysts
Protective Belt for Azafullerene Radicals
Supramolecular shielding approach for stabilizing fullerene radicals using cycloparaphenylenes
Cocoa butter is polymorphic and can crystallize into several crystal forms. How does this affect the quality of chocolate?
Which Can of Beer Has Been Shaken?
How do you tell apart a shaken can of carbonated beverage from an unshaken one?
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
An explanation of the common experiment that uses iodine to test for the presence of starch
When Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology Join Forces
Dong Qin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, explains her research
Advice for reviewers of research articles from the perspective of an Editor
Underwater Torch Made of Sparklers
How sparklers can burn under water
Why does an espresso need a crema and what should it look like?
Particle Size Matters in Solid-State Batteries
Higher energy density achieved by particle-size optimization of solid electrolyte and cathode
What is a Football Shirt Made Of?
A look a the different materials jerseys are made of and their properties
How Do You Get the Egg in the Bottle?
Glühwein is enjoyed by many people at the traditional Christmas markets in Europe; the video shows how it can be set alight