Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This week's C&EN

A few stories from this week's Chemical and Engineering News

4 comments:

  1. That Sasol story is old news.

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  2. This blog needs a "report post" link for comment spam.

    The Sasol story has me wondering - are there other cases out there where a large chemical company site swallowed up a small town?

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  3. On communicating chemistry...

    I was surfing today and somebody I see there often asked me if there's a difference between the same compound "synthesized by nature" versus made in a lab. I think I failed somewhat miserably because I went straight into how like atoms are identical, as are like molecules regardless of their source. I don't know if it went over his head or I was just explaining poorly, but I think it was me. Point was if I pull some compound from a plant and synthesize it in a lab then they're the same thing exact. Should have just said it that way.

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  4. Sasol's buyout offer seems generous. If eminent domain was used, the people would have received less.

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