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100 Reactions in 100 Days: Femtosecond laser (005)

The University of New South Wales presents a gorgeous panning overview of their femtosecond laser system in the fifth instalment of our centenary video project.

April photo competition winner

The April photo competition is Dr. Franca Jones from Curtin University, with her photo entitled "Spotty all over: silver crystals on barium sulfate crystals."

100 Reactions in 100 Days: Methanol Cannon (004)

Courtesy of The University of New South Wales, this instalment of 100 Reactions in a 100 Days presents the explosive combustion of methanol acting as a "methanol cannon." Click through to view the video.

100 Reactions in 100 Days: The Salt and Vinegar Chip (003)

Dr. Nathan Kilah returns with a video about the chemistry behind the vinegar flavour of salt and vinegar chips.

NSW Event: Supply and use of medical cannabis

On the 28th of March, the NSW Pharmaceutical Science Group held a seminar on the issue of supply and use of medicinal cannabis. Scott Colbourne, Chair of the Group, provides an overview of the productive event.

WA event: Centenary kick-off

On the 12th of March, the Western Australia Branch held an event to commemorate 100 years since the founding of the RACI and the WA Branch. Past President Alf Larcher reports.

Inorganic Division award winners

Congratulations to Professor Sally Brooker as the 28th winner of the Burrows Award and Associate Professor Deanna D'Alessandro as the winner of the Alan Sargeson Lectureship, both awarded by the Inorganic Chemistry Division for 2017.

100 Reactions in 100 Days: Tasmanian Native Pepper Extraction (002)

The second instalment of 100 Reactions in a 100 Days features Jeremy Just of the University of Tasmania extracting the natural product polygodial from the dried leaves of Tasmanian Native Pepper.

Invitation for Nominations: 2017 Physical Chemistry Division Medal

The RACI Physical Chemistry Division invites nominations for the 2017 Physical Chemistry Division Medal. The winner will receive free registration to the Centenary Congress to deliver a Keynote Lecture.

100 Reactions in 100 Days: Chemistry is Magic (001)

Dr. Nathan Kilah from the University of Tasmania kicks off our centenary project with a demonstration of the "traffic light reaction".

WinC Event: Chemistry in Winemaking and Beer Brewing

The Victorian Women in Chemistry Group (WinC) has kicked off 2017 with a bang by hosting an event on the chemistry of winemaking and beer brewing. The event, held at the Monash University Green Chemical Futures building on the 9th of February, was extremely popular, boasting 60 attendees and having been booked out some weeks previously.

President's Comments on ACS Statement

In response to the US Presidential Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”, The RACI expresses its support for the position of the American Chemical Society that scientists should be able to operate without restrictions to travel.

Centenary Congress Student Bursaries

14 Bursaries available for students to attend the RACI Centenary Congress in Melbourne 23-28 July 2017 free of charge, including a payment of $500 to assist with ancillary congress expenses. Applications close 1 May 2017.

RACI Inclusion and Diversity Policy adopted

RACI Inclusion and Diversity Policy adopted by the Board

100 Reactions in 100 Days: An RACI Centenary Project

100 Reactions in 100 Days: An RACI Centenary Project

the RACI Strategic plan

The RACI's strategic plan