Chemical weapons of mass destruction on US soil

| March 1, 2017

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America is under attack. Chemical weapons of mass destruction are now in every city nationwide in the form of opioid drugs. Just as in the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, death rates are going up, families are stripped of their assets and people are sent to prison when what they really need is treatment.

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Alpha Chi Sigma is the professional fraternity for those in chemistry and chemical-related fields. The Three Objects of Alpha Chi Sigma: 1. To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship 2. To strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession 3. To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives

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A Coordinated Approach to Chemical Reactivity

Article | March 4, 2020

Atoms are gregarious by nature, escaping a solitary existence by forming chemical bonds with their neighbors. Chemical reactivity, in turn, depends on the degree of atomic “isolation”; a lonely atom will more readily interact and form bonds with others, as compared to its more “coordinated” counterparts that are chemically engaged with other atoms. This coordination concept plays a central role in our understanding of chemical and catalytic activity. What has been lacking to date, however, is a direct and quantitative measurement of the variation in chemical reactivity of atoms having different degrees of coordination.

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Taiwan Amends the Toxic Chemical Substance Operators Liability Insurance Measures

Article | March 1, 2020

Taiwan amended the Toxic Chemical Substances Operation Liability Insurance Measures and renamed it the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substance Operators Liability Insurance Measures. The Measures require operators to obtain liability insurance before operation if the total amount during the manufacture, use, storage, and transportation of toxic chemicals of the first to third categories or hazardous chemical substances of concern reach a specified benchmark.

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What's the Most Toxic Chemical?

Article | February 24, 2020

People say America doesn’t make things anymore. But what about toxic chemicals? We make so many of those, we throw half of them in rivers, for free. The problem is, it can be hard to get a handle on which of those chemicals are extremely toxic and which of them are merely somewhat toxic. If one or another shows up in a scan of your stomach, should you freak out or just be grateful it wasn’t something worse? For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of experts to find out what the most toxic chemical is.

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Pandemic’s third wave seems unlikely to damage global petrochemicals demand

Article | July 22, 2021

Petrochemical stocks plunged worldwide on 19 July ahead of the Q2 earnings season. The declines were consistent with those in economically sensitive sectors such as steel, copper, automotive and housing,” wrote my ICIS colleague, Joseph Chang, in this Insight article.

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Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity

Alpha Chi Sigma is the professional fraternity for those in chemistry and chemical-related fields. The Three Objects of Alpha Chi Sigma: 1. To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship 2. To strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession 3. To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives

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