Professor Paul W May

B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bristol), C.Chem., M.R.S.C.

  • BS8 1TS

1991 …2020

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2020

Benzaldehyde - Molecule of the Month: The smell of almonds and Maraschino cherries

May, P. W., 1 Jun 2020

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Dexamethasone - Molecule of the Month: The new treatment for Covid-19

May, P. W., 1 Jul 2020

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Lycopene: The red colour of tomatoes

May, P. W., 1 Jan 2020

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2019

Cytisine: Molecule of the Month: The poisonous plant that might help people stop smoking

May, P., 1 Mar 2019

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Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) - Molecule of the Month: The so-called spirit molecule

May, P. W., 1 Sep 2019

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Estradiol - Molecule of the Month: The main female hormone

May, P. W., 1 Jul 2019

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Vitamin B3 (Niacin, Nicotinic acid): Molecule of the Month: The vitamin that prevents pellagra

May, P., 1 Jan 2019

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2018

Cathinone - Molecule of the Month: Known on the street as 'Monkey Dust'

May, P., 1 Sep 2018

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Narcan (Naloxone): Molecule of the Month: The 'miracle' antidote for opiate overdoses.

May, P., 1 Nov 2018

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Novichok: The notorious nerve agent

May, P., 30 Jul 2018

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Tartrazine - Molecule of the Month: The controversial yellow food-colouring and dye

May, P., 25 Apr 2018

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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - Molecule of the Month: More than just a food colouring

May, P., 1 Feb 2018

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Molecule of the Month: Methanethiol: and other stinky components of durian

May, P., 1 May 2017

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Molecule of the Month: Nepetalactone: The molecule in catnip that makes cats stoned.

May, P., 1 Mar 2017

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Molecule of the Month: Vitamin A: The Molecule of Vision

May, P., 1 Jan 2017

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Molecule of the Month: Vitamin C: The cure for scurvy

May, P., 1 Jul 2017

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Molecule of the Month - Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Deficiency of this causes beriberi

May, P., 1 Sep 2017

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2016

Molecule of the Month: Congo Red: A red dye, but not from the Congo

May, P., 1 Jan 2016

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Molecule of the Month: Melanin: The pigment that causes different skin colours

May, P., 1 Mar 2016

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Molecule of the Month: Vitamin E: The 'sex drug'.

May, P., 1 Sep 2016

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Molecule of the Month: Vitamin K: The vitamin required for blood klotting

May, P., 11 May 2016

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2015

Molecule of the Month: 1,3-Butadiene: Golf balls, tyres and Lego.

May, P., 1 Jun 2015

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Molecule of the Month: Stevioside: The ‘natural’ sweetener that’s an alternative to sugar.

May, P., 1 Sep 2015

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Molecule of the Month: Vitamin D: ...or how Shaun the Sheep helps prevent rickets!

May, P., 1 Nov 2015

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2014

Molecule of the Month; Aconitine: A poisoner’s potion of choice.

May, P., 1 Oct 2014

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Molecule of the Month: Hydrazine: Rocket fuel, spandex suits, power stations and car air-bags!

May, P., 1 Jan 2014

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Molecule of the Month: Sucrose: Table sugar.

May, P., 1 May 2014

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2013

Molecule of the Month: Phenylbutazone: The controversial horse painkiller.

May, P., 2 Apr 2013

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2012

Molecule of the Month: Captopril: The treatment for high blood pressure derived from snake venom.

May, P., 1 Aug 2012

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Molecule of the Month: Lauric Acid: The main constituent of coconut oil.

May, P., 1 Apr 2012

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Molecule of the Month: Medroxyprogesterone acetate: The drug used for chemical castration.

May, P., 1 Oct 2012

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2011

Molecule of the Month: DEET: The spray-on insect repellant.

May, P., 1 Jan 2011

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Molecule of the Month: Endosulfan: The controversial insecticide

May, P., 1 Jun 2011

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Molecule of the Month: Eribulin (Halaven): The anti-cancer drug made from a sea-sponge

May, P., 1 Apr 2011

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Molecule of the Month: Sodium Hypochlorite: The chemical name for household bleach.

May, P., 1 Oct 2011

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Solving the maths problem in chemistry: the impact of a pre-university maths summer school

Shallcross, DE., Allan, NL., Shallcross, K., Croker, SJ., Smith, DM., May, PW., Harrison, TG. & G J, P., 1 Jul 2011

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Molecule of the Month: Kevlar: The super-tough fibre used to make bullet-proof vests

May, P., 1 Nov 2010

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Molecule of the Month: Kispeptin: The molecule of puberty and sexual fertility.

May, P., 1 Sep 2010

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Molecule of the Month: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: The main cleaning agent in soap and detergent.

May, P., 1 Mar 2010

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2009

Molecule of the Month: Citalopram: A new treatment for depression

May, P., 1 Dec 2009

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Molecule of the Month: Indigotin: The dye used to colour blue jeans

May, P., 1 Feb 2009

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Molecule of the Month - Retinal: The molecule of sight

May, P., 1 Apr 2009

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