Issue Date: May 10, 2010
More On BPA
As I was reading Rudy Baum's outstanding editorial "BPA Craziness," I was struck by the similarities between the current craziness over bisphenol A (BPA) and perchlorates (C&EN, March 1, page 5).
Just as BPA is the "best" compound for use in food-container linings, ammonium perchlorate (AP) is the best oxidizer for our many class-1.3 rocket propellants. In fact, those propellants exist only because AP is the oxidant. Alternatives do not perform as well . . .
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