ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - July/August 2014 Issue

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - July/August 2014 Issue

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published six times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Featured Stories

Chemistry with a cherry on top
University of Guelph physical chemist Doug Goff scoops on the never-ending pursuit of perfect ice cream.

A half-century ago, Doug Goff grew up in a home in Truro, NS where the freezer usually held seven or eight flavours of ice cream and a sleeve of cones was nearby. Today, Goff is known as Dr. Freeze...

The paradoxical observation “less is more” applies perfectly to carbon, for if you think coal and diamonds are valuable, just wait to get your han...

It is a dream that fell short of its early optimism and hype: use abundant hydrogen to supply the planet’s energy needs to eliminate the global de...