More than 250 research papers will be presented at the 35th Great Lakes regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Chicago, May 30-June 2. Approximately 800 scientists and students are expected to attend the meeting on the Loyola University Lakeshore Campus in Chicago (6525 North Sheridan Road; Centennial Forum Building, Damen and Flanner Halls; 773-508-3100 chemistry department). Highlights of interest to the public include:
Environmental chemistry of the Great Lakes
Ground water contamination
Green chemistry and the environment
Mentoring and professional development
New crop development in the Midwest
Saturday, May 31
9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Innovative approaches in formulating green products Three main approaches will be highlighted: (1) utilizing biodegradable surfactants; (2) improving product efficiency by using biologicals; and (3) selecting disinfectants that are environmentally preferable. (Claudio L. K. Lins, Johnson Diversey, Sanitation & Hygiene, Sturtevant, Wis., 262-631-4431, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organic functional group playing card deck Chemistry becomes user-friendly for non-science majors by associating playing card games of "Old Maid," "Go Fish," "Poker" and "Gin" with patterns of organic molecules. (Michael John Welsh, Columbia College in Chicago, Science/Math Department, 312-344-7534, email@example.com)
The Greenlist process: a method for environmental classification of raw materials used in consumer products Researchers will explain the evaluation criteria and goal of the Greenlist and trade process, initiated by S.