Re: Talented 12 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 38 | p. 3 | Letters
Issue Date: September 26, 2016

Re: Talented 12

Department: Letters

After perusing this year’s Talented 12, C&EN’s listing of 12 young chemical scientists whose next moves you won’t want to miss (C&EN, Aug. 15/22, page 32), organic chemist and cartoonist Brendan Burkett (@ChemScrapes) couldn’t help but notice an omission.


Aug. 15/22, page 19: A Policy Concentrate incorrectly identified David Allen’s position at the University of Texas, Austin. He is a chemical engineering professor, not a chemistry professor.

Aug. 15/22, page 24: A feature story on tattoo ink incorrectly attributed statistics to the Joint Research Council. The statistics should have been attributed to the Joint Research Centre.

Aug. 29, page 6: A Science Concentrate about an improved synthetic route to ryanodol incorrectly stated that Pierre Deslongchamps’s group at the University of Sherbrooke first reported a synthesis of ryanodol in 1990. The synthesis was actually first reported in 1979 (Can. J. Chem., DOI: 10.1139/v79-547). The full paper on the synthesis was published in 1990.

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