C&EN Archives

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!

  1. What happened to the German chemical giant IG Farben after World War II?
  2. Why was the naming of elements 104, 105, and 106 so controversial?
  3. How did chemists and the chemical industry in general react to news that the Manhattan Project had been a success?
  4. 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

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