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Panel of the American Chemistry Council

The Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL) and Butanediol (BDO) Panel of the American Chemistry Council formed in 2000 to pursue initiatives related to advocacy, communications, education, testing and legitimate use of GBL (CAS # 96-48-0) and BDO (CAS # 110-63-4). The Panel‘s advocacy has focused on international, national, state and local initiatives through regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts. The […]

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UN United Nations

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2015) – Today members of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs unanimously rejected the recommendation from the World Health Organization to list 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) as Schedule I substances under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. In response to these developments, the American Chemistry Council released the following statement. “The […]

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Kelly Hodgkins

Everyone said it was impossible a fully recyclable biopolymer, but that didn’t deter Colorado State University chemist Eugene Chen, who recently was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Chen did the impossible by creating a polymer material from a monomer that was thought to be non-polymerizable by most scientists. Not only did he overturn […]

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