Volume 89 Issue 3 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: January 17, 2010

Observations On Arsenic And Phosphorus

Department: Letters

In regard to the letter from John D. Sutherland on bacteria that tolerate arsenic, either we have another “polywater” or “cold fusion” controversy or perhaps after 50-plus years we still do not know everything there is to know about DNA and the bonding strength of phosphorus versus arsenic in such a structure (C&EN, Dec. 13, 2010, page 4). After more than 50 years of studying and applying chemistry in my career, I am . . .

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