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Meet the World's Most Valuable Elements

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 24, 2017 9:19:00 AM

When you think of expensive elements, you probably think of gold. While gold (Au) is prized for its subjective value, it’s actually not one of the absolute most valuable elements in the world! Surprisingly, neither is silver, copper, or even platinum.

So, which elements are the most valuable, and why? Let’s meet at the most expensive elements on earth.

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Topics: Chemical History, Materials Science

Remembering George A. Olah: His Top Contributions to Chemistry

Posted by Diane Milner on Apr 17, 2017 9:57:00 AM

George Andrew Olah, a pioneer in the American chemistry industry, passed away on March 8, 2017, at the age of 89. Both a Nobel Prize winner and a recipient of the prestigious Priestly Medal, Olah and his many contributions to chemistry cannot be understated.

What do we owe to the Hungarian-American chemist? Here are a few of George A. Olah’s crowning achievements in science.

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Topics: Chemical History

The Toxic Histories of Five Famous Pigments

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 23, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Certain pigments have, excuse the pun, long and colorful histories. From the shrugged-off toxicity of White Lead to the terrifyingly-ubiquitous School Bus Yellow, here are the fascinating stories behind some of history’s favorite – and most dangerous – pigments.

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Topics: Chemical Safety, Chemical History