Chemistry at The University of Manchester
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  • UoM Chemistry 01 Welcome to CAMERA

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    From using smell to diagnose Parkinsons to protecting the UNESCO world heritage site that is the Lake District the University of Manchester School of Chemistry is making some world changing discoveries.

    These films attempt to demystify the science behind the papers and bring a real world view of how important these discoveries are for day to day life. Show less
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    • UoM Chemistry 20 Guinness World Record: World's Smallest Knot - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

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      The University of Manchester School of Chemistry have created the world's smallest knot made 'simply' by tying molecules together. This technology (which was initially attempted because it was pret...
    • UoM Chemistry 19 Uranium: A Cure For Cancer? - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

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      Could Uranium chemistry lead to a cure for cancer? A solution to the problem of hard plastics in our oceans? This fundamental science is possibly one of the greatest discoveries of recent years wit...
    • UoM Chemistry 18 MOFs Making Hydrogen Cars a Reality - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Hydrogen-powered cars are the clean future of transport, but the problem is that nobody has invented a way to store Hydrogen efficiently on a mass consumer scale - until now. MOFs or Metal Organic ...
    • UoM Chemistry 17 A Cure for Old Age? - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

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      By understanding how to remove Hydrogen Peroxide from our bodies we can prolong youth and prevent diseases like Cancer. The University of Manchester is leading research into this life-changing proc...
    • UoM Chemistry 16 Understanding How Crystals Grow - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 367 views
      Crystals are all around us, in salt, sugar, microchips and numerous pieces of hardware. At The University of Manchester we are using computational chemistry to understand and track the way crystals...
    • UoM Chemistry 15 Subverting Our Reliance on Crude Oil - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 240 views
      Are we too heavily reliant on crude oil? Scientists at the University of Manchester are finding another route to making replacement molecules for oil using biological origins.

      The research feature...
    • UoM Chemistry 14 The Chemist's Dream, Expermentally Probing Chemical Bonding - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 271 views
      What is Chemical Bonding? Scientists at the University of Manchester have finally answered this question by looking at Uranium and Thorium using a technique called Electron Paramagnetic Resonance S...
    • UoM Chemistry 13 Illuminating Actinides - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

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      Actinides like uranium, neptunium, and plutonium can glow in the dark under the right conditions and chemists at Manchester are using this to devise ways to find and study these elements in the env...
    • UoM Chemistry 12 Harnessing Enzymes in Chemical Synthesis - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 276 views
      Chemists have a found a way to pair man-made synthesis with natural enzymes to potentially make cheaper, better drugs.

      The research featured in this video was generously funded by BBSRC & EPSRC
    • UoM Chemistry 11 Biocatalytic Alchemy: Converting Alcohol into Amines - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
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      Chemists have found a way to harness the power of enzymes to make useful molecules by modern day alchemy which may produce pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics by using alcohol.

      The research fea...
    • UoM Chemistry 07 Shining A Light on Vitamin B12 - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 349 views
      Chemists at the University of Manchester discovered that vitamin B12 can act as an on/off switch for genes - a potentially controversial but extremely useful discovery.

      The research featured in th...
    • UoM Chemistry 02 Under Pressure! Bulging Barrels in the Plutonium Storage Problem - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 426 views
      125 tonnes of plutonium make up 30000 steel cans in the Lake District. These barrels of nuclear waste are bulging, causing fear that they will explode.

      The chemists at the University of Mancheste...
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