Repelling Insects | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 6 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: February 5, 2007

Repelling Insects

Department: Letters

Attention: academic, industry, government researchers

C&EN would like to hear about the processes that researchers in academia, industry, or government use to write a paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. C&EN is interested in, among other things, the dynamics involved. For example, is one person responsible for writing the bulk of a paper? Is there an outline? Does writing involve a blog or wiki? Please contact Rachel Petkewich at or (202) 872-7861 by March 15 if you are interested in being interviewed. Replies will be considered for an upcoming article in the magazine.

Newscripts describes a chewing gum that contains aroma chemicals such as geraniol and linalool that are released from the skin after consumption (C&EN, Nov. 13, 2006, page 48). Two weeks earlier, "What's That Stuff?" discussed the insect-repellant properties of citronella oil, properties of which are attributed to monoterpenes (C&EN, Oct. 30, 2006, page 42). Might it be possible to formulate an insect-repellant chewing gum?

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