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Synthesis

Polywater reflections

March 28, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 13

The editorial regarding “The Chemistry Book” by Derek Lowe (C&EN, March 7, page 3) mentioned only indirectly one of the most remarkable properties claimed for polywater: It supposedly solidified at the same numerical temperature whether expressed in degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit.

Howard J. Wilk
Philadelphia

Thanks for the minireview of polywater. As I recall, the late-1960s “technology” produced possibly the shortest comment to the C&EN editor ever. Three words: “Polywater is polycrap.”

John Nelson Murray
Timonium, Md.

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Robert J Bussey (March 29, 2016 1:26 PM)
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