Dartmouth researchers now have access to the archives of Chemical & Engineering News, a complete chronicle of the chemical enterprise from 1923 through 2010. C&EN Archives is a growing collection of full, cover-to-cover C&EN issues, with the previous year’s issues added on a rolling basis each year.
The creative folks at ACS have come up with a couple of examples of research questions that the archives can help answer … just more evidence that everything old is new again!
- What happened to the German chemical giant IG Farben after World War II?
- Why was the naming of elements 104, 105, and 106 so controversial?
- How did chemists and the chemical industry in general react to news that the Manhattan Project had been a success?
- The 1952 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Selman Waksman for the discovery of the antibiotic streptomycin. Who was left out of that prize?
More of the C&EN historical case studies shed light on the histories of Agent Orange, Teflon, and Dow Chemical. Worth a look … or a browse.
a complete history from 1923 through 2010