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So, what’s YOUR favourite chemistry compound?


‘The Periodic table’ by Larry (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Calling all Chemistry compound aficionado’s! Here’s your chance to give your love of Chemical compounds an outlet into the world and onto the big screen!

QUT’s latest project for The Cube is Chem World which aims to provide an inspiring and hands-on experience of chemistry and its fundamentals. Think rockets and fireworks. And you can be a part of it! Just tell them a bit about your favourite chemistry compound and suitable submissions will be included in the project. You’ll also be acknowledged on The Cube panel and will receive a VIP invite to the launch event. Chem World will be launched on Friday 15 August during National Science Week at QUT. More info and the online entry form can be found on The Cube’s Chem World page .

So get thinking and weighing up the pros and cons of your all time favourites.

And for those who are perhaps looking to start somewhere a little more basic, the Library’s Chemical Sciences Subject guide is a great introduction to the Library’s resources in this area.


  1. Matthew Kerwin

    Definitely 1,3,7-Trimethyl-3,7-dihydro-1H-purine-2,6-dione (aka C8H10N4O2)

    • Gabrielle Hayes

      Thanks Matthew! I’m thinking that will be a popular choice 🙂

  2. Sal French


    beta damascenone – presence and quantity is considered as the marker for the quality of rose oil.