Current Chemistry

This is the entry to pages with chemistry of current interest. The chemistry content is generally accessible to most chemistry students, and in some cases it is a supplement to the courses I'm teaching. Almost every topic was chosen because it appeared in the news. The additional information presented comes from various sources, including the Web, so if you encounter broken links, please let me know.


Spandex (LYCRAŽ)
Anabolic Steroids (Androstenedione)
Fish Oil
Heavy metal poisoning
Arthritis Treatment: Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
Nerve-gases (Chemical warfare agents)


Suzanne W. Slayden
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
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