NileRed NileRed

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I find that chemistry is often taught poorly or without a purpose. Because of this, people tend to lose interest and sometimes even start to hate it. In each video that I make, I try to balance theory with purpose. My goal is to show the natural beauty of chemistry in fun and interesting ways.

In terms of education, I have a BSc in Biochemistry, with a minor in pharmacology. However, I've always been a lot more drawn to applied chemistry. So after finishing my degree, I worked as a lab tech in an organic lab and then as a chemistry grad student. However, I ended up leaving my graduate studies early to focus on this channel. Now, making chemistry videos has become my full-time job.


43:55Making transparent wood
Making transparent woodvisningar 3,6mnDag sedan
34:10Making a deadly chemical in my parents' garage
Making a deadly chemical in my parents' garagevisningar 1,5mn3 månader sedan
47:01Turning plastic gloves into grape soda
Turning plastic gloves into grape sodavisningar 6mn4 månader sedan
21:55Does cyanide actually smell like almonds?
Does cyanide actually smell like almonds?visningar 2mn6 månader sedan
45:39Making superconductors
Making superconductorsvisningar 8mn9 månader sedan
39:02Making glow toys from scratch
Making glow toys from scratchvisningar 2,8mn11 månader sedan
43:56Making aerogel
Making aerogelvisningar 15mnÅr sedan
30:03Making uranium glass
Making uranium glassvisningar 5mnÅr sedan
36:57Making toilet paper moonshine
Making toilet paper moonshinevisningar 6mnÅr sedan
25:37Making my favorite liquid carcinogen
Making my favorite liquid carcinogenvisningar 3,3mnÅr sedan
27:52The microwave plasma mystery
The microwave plasma mysteryvisningar 2,2mnÅr sedan
38:04Making ferrofluid from scratch
Making ferrofluid from scratchvisningar 6mnÅr sedan
31:23Turning old jewelry into pure gold bars
31:09Can you actually smell metal?
Can you actually smell metal?visningar 2,5mnÅr sedan
28:25Making raspberry perfume
Making raspberry perfumevisningar 2,9mn2 år sedan
16:11Turning mercury into a weird sponge
Turning mercury into a weird spongevisningar 1,3mn2 år sedan
37:51Making metal crystals from Pepto-Bismol
20:45Mixing sodium with mercury
Mixing sodium with mercuryvisningar 2,5mn2 år sedan
10:46Recreating the chemical traffic light reaction
35:49Attempting to make transparent wood
Attempting to make transparent woodvisningar 7mn2 år sedan
16:19What is Fool's Gold?
What is Fool's Gold?visningar 2,6mn2 år sedan
22:39Attempting to make a ferrofluid
Attempting to make a ferrofluidvisningar 2,1mn2 år sedan
18:16Making test tube liquid rockets
Making test tube liquid rocketsvisningar 1,4mn2 år sedan
17:25Extracting the blue dye in jeans
Extracting the blue dye in jeansvisningar 897tn2 år sedan
26:07Developing my own photos
Developing my own photosvisningar 750tn2 år sedan


  • Wonderful, now I just need some ropes, tape and a van. 😂🤣

  • Use a mexican molcajete, a kind of a superpowerfull morter for mexican chefs.

  • speedcubers: i have almost every speedcube in the world nilered: i have a 40 pound tungston cube

  • Is nobody gonna talk about his editing improving? The animation was much more polished and overall video was much better

  • reading video title: YOU EAT WHAT?! mid video: strawberry DNA me: I see how you play there

  • The patience you have is impeccable

  • Does it Go *BEEEP* when tested with diamond tester?

  • If this one guy can extract strawberry genetics, imagine what heavily funded secret science labs are capable of...

  • “Oh no I definitely have wood, it’s just transparent leave me alone”

  • MMA plastic is fake. its all an act

  • This wood be good for bathroom windows

  • This wood be good for bathroom windows

  • Now I just need to cut open this bag of almonds and smell them but it looks like my scissors had broken from the last time I had used them so now well have to build a synthetic pare of scissors.

  • Thanks Nail, i know what lube to buy now 😂

  • its hammer time.

  • Fun fact : The video is going on in 180× Me: watching on 360×

  • W. U. H. T.

  • I dunno why I watched this. But this is a really a good chanal to watch while being high.

  • You should make a door out of this wood.

  • lignin sounds like ligma (i just cant get away from thatjoke)

  • 18:24 -- what is the formal technical definition of "crappier particles"? I can't find that in any of my physics or chemistry books:(

  • Can you make a tiny universe lol

  • can you please explain how and when to use titration , precipitation and crystalisation please

  • - I treated the wood with Lignin. - What's Lignin? - ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Bruh those explosion looks like a nuclear bomb just got dropped

  • what about led zepplin

  • Newton rings at 26:02!

  • Imagine someone making a bathroom using that.

  • Don’t you think the taste could be the Placebo effect? Like I don’t want to bring you down but I am a bit sceptical 🤨

  • How durable are these processed wood pieces?

  • Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

  • Hey! Just a quick and probably dumb question: What happens if you mix blood and acid?

  • SOOOO, with your bar of gold, how do you turn it into a gold ring??

  • Congrats man.

  • You are an amazing chemist you should make more of those bottles I would love to buy one

  • Now I can finally have a girlfriend

  • Chillin on a weekend like usual making chemicals that kill you

  • Interesting video! So... @NileRed, I don't know if you have ever had your own blood in your mouth, like when you nose bleed for example. The blood as a very distinctive metallic flavour, and since most flavour is actually coming from the nose, is the "taste of blood" actually coming from the 1-octen-3-one too???

  • 19:33

  • Wait you made drugs! heroin is a drug right? WHAT THE FISH!!!

  • Looks like a Lion’s Mane mushroom😂

  • Government: lets just release some bioweapon and kill some people. Also government:HEY NO GLOW IN THE DARK GLASS


  • You need glass to make better glass "Furge"

  • Your Chemistry teacher will be Proud of you If seen One of it

  • It’s funny how I hate science but Nile is so interesting and it’s teaching me way more than what I learn in school.

  • This dude really ate strawberry buss

  • Nile Red - casually mentioning accidental explosions since 2015

  • How much money did you use?

  • First Company ti produce large scale wood windows?? Waiting to invest in it😂

  • Now you gotta play with ricin

  • Haha damn cool dad. Mysterious mom.

  • I wanted to know how to make Qualudes not foot fungus medicine!!!🤬

  • Great job mate. I've waited to see the transparent wood again. And now i only able to say > WOOOW thats on paper is like glass

  • Teech me to cook crakk cuh

  • Mrbeast has entered the chat

  • next mrbeast is gonna be buying this from him xD

  • It’s all good till people think it’s cocaine

  • Trop trop bieeen ! Vraiment bravo !

  • Not sure about specifics but why not use a photo resin like in resin 3d printers and get a slow absorbtion and then low UV lights for slow curing. No idea what heat or if any gasses given off or even if it would work at all.

  • -5 alignment points

  • There were old videos you had to take down? Why??

  • Lignin deez nuts

  • What is it with really intelligent people and closing/placing/doing things with such visible passive violence? I love it so much xD every time he lowkey agressively slamed that door I smiled so wide.

  • *WhAt IF YOu MEltEd nEthEritE?

  • 6:16 mm, vanilla milkshake

  • Nilered: squishes strawberry Me: ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA

  • Strawberry $emen

  • Could You use Pine resin or Wax instead of plastic as Filler? Not that it would be clear but just curious if it could fill the same role

  • This guy has literally made chlorine gas and used it to make fucking table salt. HE COMMITED A WAR CRIME TO MAKE TABLE SALT

  • For future me Our bio class: depression Reds bio: interesting

  • I know nothing about chemistry, and probably will never pursue it, but that doesn't stop this from being so cool.

  • 11:35. “I felt like I was running a little factory”. Ya, a drug “factory.”

    • Nile, we need to cook Nile, I have cancer Nile

  • I wanna learn this kinda things tho Weird… But i don’t want to take science school Weird…

  • I know it's already a reality, but what about Transparent Aluminum? This made me think of Star Trek IV, haha!

  • thats beautiful it tastes the same as cheap wino best choice brand vodka. delicious, mmm so thats why there was a toilet paper shortage during our year of the covid9 2020. amazing

  • Lets all comment tons of silly stuff, to keep these F.B.I. agents busy!🤣

  • Yeah, I use clear wood every I open the cellophane wrapper on a pack of smokes. Cellophane is made from celluose, which in turn is derived from plants and trees. I wonder if cellophane sheets could be bonded together to form a sheet of "glass." I also wonder why anyone would want to replace glass with wood. I mean glass is mainly sand isn't it? I know where there is a LOT of sand.

  • 10:24 man i wanna eat that