Vancomycin is a powerful, chlorine-containing antibiotic drug that often works when all other antibiotics fail. It has been called the "antibiotic of last-resort," having saved the lives of patients suffering from serious, stubborn bacterial illnesses.
American Chemistry Council partnered with Politico to tell the powerful story of the role of chlorine chemistry in the fight against Ebola and other critical uses across the globe.
Hydrochloric Acid is a highly corrosive acid that will damage everything that comes in its path. It’s hard to believe this acid can be found in a variety of places batteries to fireworks and even your tummy!
Many of the dazzling bursts of color that light up the night sky on the Fourth of July are brought to you compliments of chlorine chemistry. Barium chloride, BaCl2, is responsible for the glittering green bursts. But, barium chloride is much more than a pretty flash in the sky.
What do spacecraft, bicycles and artificial knee replacements have in common? All are made better with titanium metal. The chemical element titanium, Ti, number 22 on the Periodic Table of the Elements, is the ninth most abundant element in the Earth's crust.