- Cover story: Britt Erickson covers the use of silicone wristbands to track exposure of the general public to various chemicals of concern.
- What is the relationship between "it absorbed onto this silicone wristband" and "it made it into my bloodstream?"
- I learned a lot about the "bowtie method" of communicating risk and hazard assessment in Jyllian Kemsley's article.
- A radical route to chiral quaternary carbons. (article by Stu Borman)
- Scotts is ceasing the use of neonicotinoids. (article by Melody Bomgardner)
- Will be interesting to see if any of these moves will change the trajectory of honeybee populations in the US.
- "University leaders must take responsibility for lab safety, report says". (article by Andrea Widener, Jyllian Kemsley)
- I wish I could say I shed a lot of tears reading this report on problems in the Indian drug manufacturing industry, but I can't. (article by Jean-François Tremblay)
- People don't like "orgo." (People also seem to have forgotten that 'orgo' is an American regional phenomenon.)
Monday, April 18, 2016
This week's C&EN
From this week's issue of Chemical and Engineering News: