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What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?

Linda Naylor poses the question on every chemical opera goers lips: “What do Mozart and polyethylene have in common?” She writes …   On my recent visit to Covent Garden to see Cosi Fan Tutte, I was astonished to discover (and I must have seen the opera 5 times before) that the  fickle sisters Fiordiligi […]

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Chemicals Book Column: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

I’ve just finished a great book, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” by Paul Torday. What’s the relevance to the chemical industry. Nothing much really, only it has • Middle East interest • The unbridgeable gulf between techie experts and inept management • Corporate and political scheming • Fish Other good books I’ve read recently with […]

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