We’re hitting the slopes—and tending our wounds—on today’s episode of Distillations. We start off with the science behind sports gels. Next, find out more about the synthetic fabrics. Finally, learn about the latest advances in fake snow.
00:00 Opening Credits
00:58 Chemical Agent: Menthol
03:05 Chemistry in Your Cupboard: Synthetic Fibers
06:30 Feature: Snowflex
11:16 Closing Credits
Special thanks to Erin McLeary, Eleanor Goldberg, and Lydia Wilson for researching this show. Additional credits available at chemheritage.org/distillations.
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