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Is your lab safety as good as it can be?
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Feb 23, 2017

Earlier this month, a student at the University of Bristol’s chemistry department is reported to have accidentally made the explosive substance acetone peroxide (TATP), as a by-product of an experiment.

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Are these basic mistakes preventing you from getting a good yield?
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Feb 15, 2017

After endless hours labouring away in the lab, the moment of truth inevitably comes when it’s time to calculate your percentage yield.

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Lab Space Saving Tips to Help Increase Your Productivity
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Date: Feb 06, 2017

Getting precious about your lab space? Perhaps you have a neighbour who is forever encroaching on your area, or you can never seem to find room to store your samples.

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Radleys 50th anniversary: Staff share their highlights
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Jan 23, 2017

Radleys 50th anniversary celebrations are in full swing this year - how time flies! A lot has changed since the company started and many of the staff have been around long enough to witness the incredible transformation it has gone through. Some even remember the days when email addresses were rare and there was still an office telex machine!

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Inspiring chemists changing the world today
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Jan 04, 2017

Compiling a list of chemists that we find inspiring proved no easy task - there are just so many to choose from! Rather than simply listing the latest Nobel Prize winners, we wanted to feature people who may not be as well known but are still doing incredibly inspiring chemistry.

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Our favourite Chemistry books to read this Christmas
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Dec 19, 2016

It’s that time of year again: Christmas songs are on the radio, the decorations are up and it’s feeling festive! What better time to sit down and enjoy a great book?

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Chemistry podcasts you’ll want to tune into
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Nov 28, 2016

Can’t agree what music to play in the lab? Why not try listening to a podcast instead? Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular because they’re a great way of multitasking. You can learn something new while carrying on with other tasks or chores. Here’s a roundup of the top chemistry podcasts worth listening to.

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What’s the worst lab mistake you’ve made?
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Nov 21, 2016

From infecting yourself with e.coli to burning down your supervisor’s lab - if you thought you were having a bad day in the lab then these stories will make you feel incredibly lucky!

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The many benefits of lab automation technology
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Oct 25, 2016

The pressure to produce your results while often juggling your time between projects and dealing with budgetary constraints can make labs a stressful place to work! But it doesn’t have to be that way because nowadays technology can help ease the pressure, so you can enjoy the pleasurable side of lab work.

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Enter our Pimp My Lab Coat competition
Author: Inez Cornell
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Date: Oct 19, 2016

Fed up with the same old plain, boring lab coat? Well, as part of Radleys 50th anniversary celebrations, we want to see your lab coat designs! We're looking for unique and creative designs and our favourite ones will win a personalised lab coat, or set of team lab coats, specially customised with their name, or team name.

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