Radical Life

Radical chemistry is everywhere around us.

For example, radicals play an essential role in …

Biology and vital life processes (e.g. antioxidants, penicillin synthase, T cells)

Objects in everyday life (e.g. french fries, airbags, bleach, tires, smart phones)

Industrial applications (e.g. dyes, jet fuel, super glue, teflon, computer chips)

Over the coming months, we will compile (and share here) a library of visual graphics to help describe all the ways that radicals are an integral part of your life.


For now, please enjoy some ice cream from Compound Chem, which is our inspiration for this project.

Courtesy of Compound Chem