Using the anthropomorphic approach, this article introduces the discovery history of ruthenium elements in the first person role, and focuses on the ruthenium complexes as important therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. We have focused our attention on KP1019 incorporating ruthenium ions complexes which have been already used in clinical or have been advanced to clinical trials as anticancer agents. Moreover, the half-sandwich ruthenium and ruthenium polypyridine complexes drugs are also reviewed.
This is a popular science article introducing the chemical knowledge contained in the search and use of colors. From the different aspects of architectural, textile dyeing and paints, three examples are chosen to reveal the chemical principles behind. Humanistic story and science interpretations are combined to reflect the close connection between chemistry and human life.
The spicy taste is stimulated by sanshool when eating Sichuan pepper. α-Hydroxy sanshool is one of the main components of the sanshool derivatives. In this paper, in form of a short story, we introduced the basic properties, physiological functions and synthetic method of α-hydroxy sanshool and the mechanism of spicy taste which is stimulated by α-hydroxy sanshool.
The dangerous chemicals are special chemicals. They are very important to human being though they are dangerous generally. In this paper, we will vividly introduce the family of dangerous chemicals and classification so that readers can better understand them.
In the form of interview, this paper gives an account of the discovery of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and its vital role in making delicious dishes. This paper also clears the rumors about MSG in order to eliminate long-held misconceptions.
Under the background of college entrance examination reform, it becomes imperative to improve the students' interest in chemistry. During the effort to investigate how to present the chemistry knowledge, to cultivate and promote students' interest and professional attitude towards chemistry, we developed the public science education laboratory of College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University. In the current paper, we introduced the background of setting-up, the missions and targets of the laboratory, as well discussed the construction, evaluation systems and prospection of the laboratory.
Starting from an example of how to extinguish a fire, this article illustrates how chemical dynamics plays a role in our life. It also introduces what is chemical dynamics and the contribution of Dutch chemist Jacobus H. van't Hoff to chemical dynamics. The horse racing analogy is used to illustrate how the amount of reactants, energy, catalysts and other factors affect the chemical reaction rate.
This paper reviews the course of understanding vitamin C. From the "sea god" that sailors first encountered to the scurvy that caused the British Navy to suffer, understanding vitamin C is improved little by little. Until modern times, with the guidance of advanced theory and the rapid development of chemical research, human beings finally got to known vitamin C and conquered scurvy. This marks the arrival of a new era.
This paper mainly introduces the role of isotopes in exploring the origin of life and related principles. In addition, by reviewing the discovery history of isotopes and summarizing the contributions of major scientists, we hope to show the general process of science developments to the public.
Herein, thallium is personified into Mr. Thallium in order to vividly demonstrate its discovery history, distribution, physicochemical properties, physiological functions, toxic mechanism, clinical diagnosis and treatment, in the form of his conversation with Professor Chen. This manuscript provides a scientific, intellectual and interesting way to help readers understand thallium and its associated compounds so as to avoid the feeling of fear at the mention of "thallium".
Silicon is the second most abundant element in the earth's crust, and its compounds are indispensable in our production and life. The application and prospect of Silicon and its compounds are described in this paper from the perspective of Silicon's past life, present life and future.
This article describes the nutrients, therapeutic health functions and dietary precautions of garlic in the first person, as well as causes and the elimination of its odor.
Although their contents in the human body are extremely low, even less than 0.01 wt%, trace elements are essential for the human body. As a kind of trace element, zinc plays an important role in human growth and development, reproductive inheritance, immunity, endocrine and other important physiological processes. At the same time, zinc deficiency is also a common phenomenon among Chinese children. Through the fictional experience of the fictional Zinc Gu Cheng, this article uses the anthropomorphic approach to popularize the role of zinc. Finally, the story ends with a little girl's dream. We hope that through this short story, people can understand the importance of zinc to the human body and realize the indispensable role of trace elements.
We adopt the form of telling a story to introduce property and application of Strontium. Our purpose is to give our readers comprehensive perspective of Strontium while enjoying the very fun of reading our story.
This paper uses personification to show the birth of periodic table of elements, the periodic laws of elements and the characteristics of different elements in the form of stage play.
As the information acquisition of mobile terminals such as mobile phones becomes more and more convenient, new media has gradually become the major way for people to obtain information. The WeChat public account is one of the main channels for people to receive information in their daily lives. This article introduces some practices of using the WeChat public account "Chemical Science Park" to carry out popular science work, as well as the difficulties encountered in the process and reflections.
It's believed that everyone is familiar with arsenic trioxide. It has been one of the most famous poisons since ancient time. Because of this, it is largely unfairly described. In this article, we combine research results with clear chemical knowledge and terms, in order to prove that arsenic trioxide can also be useful in human life and production.
"A diamond is forever", diamond is not only seen as a kind of precious stones, but also used in industry. With technology and science continuing to develop, synthetic diamond is developing rapidly. To answer readers' confusion of synthetic diamond, there is a wonderful story, which tells readers about structure and properties of graphite and diamond, the basic method and catalysis of synthetic diamond.
Chinese culture is like a vast starry sky where poetry and idioms are the bright pearls. This article followed the steps of Dahua and Xiaoxue into a primitive tribe, where they explored the charm of chemistry in poetry and idioms and appreciated the profoundness of Chinese culture.
This article tries to personify potassium ferrioxalate crystal as "I" to describe the formation process and the factors affecting the growth of potassium ferrioxalate crystal. After growing into beautiful green crystals, I dreamed I was participating in the jewelry beauty contest. A serious of wonderful conversations between emerald and I revealed the properties and applications of potassium ferrioxalate crystal. It inspires and guides students to understand the growth of crystals and their properties, and it also stimulates students' interest in studying chemistry.
This paper anthropomorphizes the carbon element and tells the story of a football player who breaks into the world of elements and accidentally accepts the task of spreading element culture, and aims to let readers understand the history and nature of carbon elements and its compounds in interesting reading.
In this paper, many elements are personified and a kingdom of elements is constructed. Noble gas elements are compared to hermits in the kingdom. Through the dialogue between noble gases, the process of discovering noble gases and noble gaseous compounds is described. The article tells the discovery and some properties of noble gases in a vivid language.
Cobalt is the 27th element of the Periodic Table of the Elements. This article uses the form of an amusement park to introduce the properties and applications of cobalt and its compounds in a relaxed and vivid language.
Surfactants and related products are closely related to the daily life of humankind and play a vital role in industrial production. In this paper, the classification, developing history and future direction of surfactants are introduced by means of anthropomorphism. In addition, it addresses the principles of related physical chemistry, so that the readers could understand the relevant theories and knowledge of surfactant chemistry with a pleasant reading experience.
Through three stories about nitrates, a storytelling technique is used to describe the main uses of nitrates today, including agricultural fertilizers, industrial explosives, and food preservatives. Nowadays, nitrate is suspected to be the main cause of carcinogenesis, but one coin has two sides; in fact, nitrates play an important role both in the ecological environment and in the human body. Therefore, the public can understand more about the applications of nitrates from this article. Through the accidental discovery of a rural couple in a wartime setting, this article describes the uses of nitrate in agriculture, antiseptic, immune systems and blood circulation system.
Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the Universe and is tightly related to human life. This article personifies hydrogen, bringing a close interaction between the hydrogen on the moon and the hydrogen on the Earth. Through lively and interesting dialogues, the history of hydrogen discovery and the properties are introduced, and the application of hydrogen in different aspects of the future is prospected.
Amid five tastes, only salt is indispensable. As a kind of essential nutrition, salt plays a vital role in our daily life. Although the salt is in small particle size, yet it received a lot of rumors. In recent years, rumors on salt have sprung like mushrooms including sea salt, iodized salt, low sodium salt, additive in salt and so on. To stop the rumors from spreading and to clarify that the salt is innocent, a debate competition was applied to tell the truth:rumors are guilty rather than salt!
Tea polyphenols are the main active substances in pu-erh tea. They play an important role in anti-tumor, anti-virus, and antioxidant activity, as well as preventing senile cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. In this paper, we, in a hint fiction, introduced the basic properties, physiological functions of tea polyphenols and described the effect of production technology on the content of tea polyphenols.
In this article, the periodic table is described as a thriving "city", and Mr. Bismuth is one of the citizens. Through a day's life of Mr. Bismuth, the main properties and applications of bismuth and its compounds are demonstrated.
Saponification of oils and its related products play an important role in human life and industrial production. Herein, this paper personifies the saponification reaction of oils, introduces its transformation physical and chemical principles and related properties, and enables readers to understand relevant chemical theories and knowledge while simultaneously enjoy the great fun of reading this story.
Through the self-introduction of the Long March 5 carrier rocket, this paper vividly presents the chemical mystery of the important parts of the carrier rocket, thus providing readers with the charm of chemistry in a relaxing manner.
This short novel combines the romantic poetry with the rigorous chemistry through Xiao Hua's journey to the kingdom of poetry. It elaborates the wonderful and useful chemistry via what Xiao Hua saw, heard, felt in the kingdom of poetry, helping people appreciate the beauty of chemistry and motivate students to learn and research chemistry. It also expresses that scientists may achieve success if they take the correct methods and pay persistent efforts in the scientific research.