Catalyst Volume 20 Issue 2

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Chemistry in a Cage

Zeolites are naturally occurring sponge-like materials which can be used as chemical sieves and catalysts.

Dorothy Hodgkin: a Life in Science

This article introduces Dorothy Hodgkin and her work as an X-ray crystallographer.

Fishing for Clues

Using zebrafish as a model for human disease in scientific research is the main subject of this article.

Hooke's Law of Springs

This article focuses on how Robert Hooke published his results on the law of springs.

Blocking Viruses with Synthetic Receptors

The article looks at the building of molecular 'traps' to mimic the surface of a cell.

A Love Letter to Science

This article describes a film giving a variety of reasons for studying science.

Fluoride in Water Supplies

The article presents the arguments for and against fluoridation of water supplies.

An Eggsperiment on Teeth

This article looks at experimenting with fluoride toothpaste on eggshells (as a substitute for teeth).

Linking the World with Light

The Nobel prize for physics 2009 rewards scientists who developed optical fibre systems and CCDs.

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Chemistry in a Cage

This Catalyst article explains how zeolites, sponge-like materials developed from naturally occurring minerals, are used as chemical sieves and as catalysts. Zeolites have incredibly widespread applications. They are used in consumer products such as washing powder and cat litter while many of the petrochemicals...

Catalyst Volume 20 Issue 2: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles: