WV Water Crisis, Natural Food Flavors

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0:30
The 2014 West Virginia chemical spill: more on the chemistry of the coal-washing compound MCHM, plus an interactive timeline of the crisis.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 7 | pp. 10-15
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

More accounts from chemists affected by the spill: “I used two huge crab pots to keep hot water on the stove.”

2:55
The mission to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons at sea is moving slowly.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 6 | pp. 24-25
Issue Date: February 10, 2014

C&EN Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 17, 2014 | Web Date: February 13, 2014

4:05
Naturally-derived food flavors, colors, and preservatives: what else is in the works?
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 6 | p. 10
Issue Date: February 10, 2014

7:06

What’s that angry swarm? They’re micromotors, cruising inside living cells.
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

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