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Useful & Cool Periodic Tables

Popular, Fascinating & Award-Winning Chemistry & Chemists

Interesting, Alternative & Unusual

The Disappearing Spoon: Author Guy Raz provides a history of the great scientists and their discoveries in the context of war, literature and society (click here for an author interview & news coverage)

Insect Hydrocarbons: Authors Gary J. Blomquist & Anne-Geneviève Bagnères review the biology, biochemistry and chemical ecology of insect cuticular hydrocarbons (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Chemical Synthesis of Hormones, Pheromones and Other Bioregulators, by Kenji Mori (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases, by John Emsley (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008)

Insect biotechnology: Edited by Andreas Vilcinskas (Springer, 2011)

Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry, by Elizabeth Grossman (Shearwater Books, 2009)

Ig Nobel Awards & Improbable Research

Molecule of the Week (American Chemical Society)

Click HERE to see the American Chemical Society's latest "Molecule of the Week" (try to figure out what it is!)

What does that chemical look like?

On This Day in Chemistry

The Elements Song

Tom Lehrer's humorous song "The Elements," recorded in 1959, and modelled on the Major-General's song from Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance.'