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A chemistry tour of the Oxford University Botanic Garden.

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A chemistry tour of the Oxford University Botanic Garden.

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Botanic Garden Chemistry Audio Tour

Latest release on Oct 18, 2012

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Rank #1: 04. Robert Robinson, a revolutionary chemist

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Sir Robert Robinson used the Botanic Garden in his research investigating the structures of alkaloids derived from plants.

Oct 18 2012

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Rank #2: 03. Take care with the word organic

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Hear what the word organic means to a chemist.

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Rank #3: 05. Energy from the sun

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How plants use energy from the sun to make food from carbon dioxide and water.

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Rank #4: 12. Healing molecules or poisonous plants?

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The notorious history of healing molecules. Many molecules from plants can be used as medicines but are also toxic if the dose is too large.

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Rank #5: 14. The caramel tree

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Why the Katsura tree smells of caramel and how analytical techniques have solved the problem of what is responsible for the smell.

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Rank #6: 11. The machine inside plants

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The photosynthetic machinery inside plants is explained.

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Rank #7: 10. Colourful vegetables

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Pigments from plants are different colours depending on the chemical environment they are in.

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Rank #8: 09. The hottest plant in the world

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How chillis and a euphorbia are helping to produce new painkillers.

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Rank #9: 07. The many tastes of ginger

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Ginger contains a cocktail of different molecules. The different molecules in dried, cooked and fresh ginger lead to different flavours.

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Rank #10: 08. The chemistry of decaffeination

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How chemistry impacts on decaffeination of the world's second most popular drink.

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