Journalists' Resource: National Historic Chemical Landmarks
America came of age as a nation in the late 1700s -- the same time chemistry came of age as a science. Since then, chemists have played key roles in expanding the frontiers of knowledge, advancing medicine and industry, and creating products from aspirin to zippers. The ACS' National Historic Chemical Landmarks program recognizes these outstanding accomplishments and tells the stories behind the research. The most recent landmark was designated on Oct. 25, when ACS designated Procter & Gamble's development of Tide -- "the washing miracle" synthetic detergent -- a National Historic Chemical Landmark in a special ceremony in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Landmarks' Web site click here has valuable resources for feature stories and background.
National Meeting Resources
A treasure trove of news sources, background material and story ideas is available from the ACS' latest National Meeting. Reporters can search and view abstracts of 10,000 scientific presentations, 600 non-technical summaries of those presentations and browse press releases online.
INDEX OF PRESS RELEASES
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American Chemical Society