Monday, August 18, 2014

This week's C&EN

Some interesting articles here:
  • I had no idea that Sally Evans (Dave Evans' wife) was responsible for ChemDraw; it's really a remarkable #altchemjobs story, when you get down to it. (story by Bethany Halford)
  • Someone doesn't like that C&EN has a paywall. 
  • I'm still finding the rail car safety debate fascinating - DOT wants DOT-111 tankcars retrofitted and that's catching the ethanol industry by surprise. I think I'm okay with this, but I understand why folks who own these cars are squawking (article by Glenn Hess.)

3 comments:

  1. Showerthought: If ACS wanted C&EN to be more relevant to industry users, they could revamp their Safety Letters section. I know I can't be the only one who has monthly safety meetings where somebody needs to present a few slides on an incident with a discussion of root cause, etc. I've exhausted my supply since there hasn't been any new postings since 2012. I guess you can't force people to write letters to the editor, but there's no shortage of lab accidents to cover systematically.

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  2. Is it pure irony that the article on retrofitted tank cars is hidden by the ACS pay wall?

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    1. SC, e-mail me if you'd like a copy.

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