O Chemistree

O Chemistree

The run-up to Christmas is in full swing in the Chemistry Department.

Our annual Chemistrees in each of the labs have been accompanied by interesting molecule posters providing information on both the smells and tastes of Christmas. These include alpha-pinene, the molecule responsible for the smell of a Christmas tree, and furfural, the molecule responsible for much of the characteristic smell of roasted chestnuts.

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