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The 252nd ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Philadelphia. Heres whats planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee...
C&EN ran a safety letter a couple of weeks ago regarding peroxide formation in 2-propanol:Two years ago we experienced an explosion in our lab at the end of isopropanol distillation. Luckily, it was a small-scale distillation. To elucidate what happened,...
Looking at this story about a particular bluff in Oregon’s Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, is there an analogy to be made about research lab safety?The “Pedestal Rock” is on a notorious sandstone bluff at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area,...

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A few weekends ago, I was with my young boys at our local mall checking out the kids entertainer, Ryan Buckle & Friends: Science you can sing to. Ryan, the singer, intersperses his songs with science demonstrations. We were there fairly early for a Saturday...
Welcome to Your Favorite Chemical Reaction chemistry blog carnival!A total of 22 entries were received since C&EN Online Editor Rachel Pepling put out the call for posts earlier in the month. The writing was superb, the science spot-on, and the personalities...
Welcome to the live coverage of the Chemical & Pharma Blogging panel. Yes, this pharma blog is live blogging the pharma blogging session. It’s very meta. On our panel today is Derek Lowe of In the Pipeline, Ed Silverman of Pharmalot, David Kroll of...

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In 2013, William Banholzer (a senior Dow executive), Gary Calabrese (a senior Dow Corning executive) and Pat Confalone (a senior DuPont Crop Protection executive) wrote a letter to Chemical and Engineering News with the following statistic:The facts...
While out yachting yesterday with some chums on the good ship Rheothing and glancing through the newest offerings from Billionaire.com (gauche, I know, but there simply isn't a Multibillionaire.com site) I was between bites of Coquilles Saint-Jacques and sips...
Small, useful things (links):"Scientific Community Debates Standard Definition of "Impact Factor"" Melanie Nelson looks at building inclusive teams.Jyllian has suggestions for National Safety Stand Down on May 2.ab without bench Here's another case...