(1) Evans Group | (2) Cuba Group | (3) Rau Group | (4) Three Musketeers | (5) The Benzomatics | (6) Ejaz Group | (7) Morning Addition | (8) The Underground (formerly known as Don's Group | (9) Chemically Bonded | (10) JDK CHEM | (11) The Unknowns | (12) Mad Scientists | (13) Organic Machine | (14) The Nucleofugs | (15) Fall_99 | (16) Hydrogen Bomb | (17) AAA | (18) Polyesters | (19) Harris Gang | (20) Wolfepack | (21) The Chemettes | (22) The Electron Pushers | (23) Truman's Organic Tigers | (24) Organophillics | (25) The Porkchop Express | (26) The Chemical Brothers | (27) Kreuter's Circle | (28) Prouty Group | (29) The Femmebots and Dr. Evil | (30) Auf Wiedersehen | (31) The Wacker Processors | (32) The Chemistry Dorks | (33) The Functional Group

Group Projects: Groups, Topics and Peer Evaluations.


Ch15: Group 3. --- Ch16: Groups 4, 6, 13, 21 & 26. --- Ch17: No takers. --- Ch18: Groups 19, 20 & 30. --- Ch19: Groups 5, 24, 26, 29, 32 & 33. --- Ch20: Groups 1, 2 & 10. --- Ch21: Groups 12, 15 & 31. --- Ch22: Group 21. --- Ch23: Groups 17 & 27. --- Ch24: Groups 3, 23 & 25. --- Ch25: Groups 8, 11, 14 & 18. --- Ch26: Groups 9 & 16.


Group 1: Evans Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 20. Carboxylic Acids.
PRESIDENT SIGNS TOUGH FEDERAL LAW FOR DATE_RAPE DRUG

Catherine Strong, Associated Press & detnews.com February 19, 2000.
Date Rape Drugs, Dietary Supplement, Controlled Substances
Carboxylic Acids, GHB (gamma hydroxybuyrate), GBL (component of GHB)
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100 , Early Bird Award Winner No. TWO

Group 2: Cuba Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 20. Carboxylic Acids.
TRACKING TOXINS

onhealth in-depth reports November 6, 1996.
Health Risks, Chemical Residue, Herbicide
Carboxylic Acids, Aromatic Compounds, o+p Directing
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100

Group 3: Rau Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24. Amino Acids.
FAKE TANS ARE LEAVING FEWER STREAKS

Angela Pirisi, The Gazette (Montreal) July 7, 1998.
UV (non absorption), Color
Amino Acids, Sugar-Type Molecules, Polymers
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100

Group 4: Three Musketeers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds.
STUDY PUTS CANCER SCARE IN AIR

John O'Mahony, New York Post, October 12, 1999.
Cancer-Causing Toxins in the Air, 1990's Clean Air Act, Air Pollution
Benzenes, 1,3-Butadiene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Formaldehyde
Peer Review Evaluation=82.5/100 , Early Bird Award Winner No. FIVE

Group 5: The Benzomatics, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
THE spice OF LIFE

The WHY? Files.
food safety, carcinogens
anilines, heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs), dehydration reaction
Peer Review Evaluation=93.5/100 , Early Bird Award Winner No. FOUR

Group 6: Ejaz Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds.
EVERYDAY EXPOSURE TO TOXIC POLLUTANTS

Wayne R. Ott and John W. Roberts, Scientific American, February 1998.
Clean Air Act of 1990, Cancer, DDT
Benzenes, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Carbon Monoxide, Chloroform
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100
Top-5 Media Source Award

Group 7: Morning Addition, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 17. Reactions of Aromatic Compounds.
BOTTLE FED BABIES INGEST CANCER CAUSING CHEMICAL

Environment News Service, July 29, 1999.
Waterpollution, Public Health, Cancer
Atrazine, Herbicides, Chlorination
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100
Top-5 Project Award

Group 8: The Underground (formerly known as Don's Group), Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 25. Lipids.
STUDY RAISES TESTOSTERONE LEVELS

Ulysses Torassa, San Francisco Examiner, February 8, 2000.
Androstenedione, Athletic Drug Regulation, The McGwire Effect
Lipids, Steroids, Complex Polycyclic Molecules
Peer Review Evaluation=88/100

Group 9: Chemically Bonded (formerly "Tentatively"), Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 26. Synthetic Polymers.
VIVID COLORS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Anne Eisenberg, New York Times, August 5, 1999.
Display Technology, Diodes, Light Emission
Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Light Emitting Polymers, Plastic, Liquid Crystals
Peer Review Evaluation=87/100

Group 10: JDK CHEM, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 20. Carboxylic Acids.
TEN YEARS AFTER ALAR, FOOD SAFETY STILL DEBATED

Newspaper March 14, 1999.
pesticides, Alar ingestion, cost efficiency
succinic acid, N-dimethylaminosuccinic acid, properties
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100

Group 11: The Unknowns, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 25. Lipids and Fats.
DOCTORS SAY FEN-PHEN CAUSES HEART DISEASE

CNN.com July 8, 1997.
Fen-Phen, Obesity, Heart Disease, Food and Drug Administration
Fenfluramine, Phenteramine, Serotonin
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100

Group 12: Mad Scientists, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
CYANIDE SPILL POURS ACROSS BORDER INTO YUGOSLAVIA

CNN.com, February 13, 2000.
Goldmine Spill, Poisoned Rivers, NATO Bombing
Cyanide, Water Quality, Chernobyl
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100

Group 13: Organic Machine, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds.
PCBs in LAKE ERIE LINKED TO DECREASING BALD EAGLE POPULATION

The Brunswickan November 26, 1999.
Industrial Wastes, Bald Eagle Conservation, Water Contamination
Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Organochlorine Chemistry, Chemical Decomposition of PCBs
Peer Review Evaluation=90/100
Top-5 Media Source Award

Group 14: The Nucleofugs, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 25. Lipids.
CHOCOLATE's SENSUOUS MYSTERY

Usha Lee McFarling, Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2000.
Chocolate, Love, Craving, Addiction
Phenylethalamine, Amphetamine, Polyphenol, Cannabinoids, Antioxidants
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100

Group 15: Fall 99, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
TOY MAKERS URGED TO CHANGE SOFTENERS

Honk Kong Standard January 11, 2000.
Phthalates, Toys, Children's Health, Substantial Equipment Change
Plastics, Phthalates, Citrate Esters
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100

Group 16: Hydrogen Bomb, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 26. Synthetic Polymers.
WATERED DOWN HAIRSPRAY

About.com, May 17, 1999.
Hairspray, USEPA Office of Air and Radiation
Polymer, Polyvinylpyrrolidone
Peer Review Evaluation=93/100

Group 17: AAA, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 23. Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids.
CARBO-FAD BACKLASH

Hallie Levine New York Post, August 30, 1999.
Fad Diets, Weight Loss
Carbohydrates, Protein, Saturated Fat
Peer Review Evaluation=91/100

Group 18: Polyesters (formerly known as "The Gerkinator and the Benzyl Babes"), Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 25. Lipids.
CHOCOLATE: A HEART-HEALTHY CONFECTION?

Catherine Ann Rauch, CNN.com (with WebMD.com), February 2, 2000.
Issues: chocolate, women, HDL cholesterol, seratonin, endorphins
Chemistry: anti-oxidants, phenlyethlyamine, stearic acid
Peer Review Evaluation=95.5/100, Early Bird Award Winner No. One

Group 19: Harris Gang, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 18. Aldehydes & Ketones.
KETOGENIC DIET HELPS EPILEPTIC CHILDREN WHO FAIL DRUGS

Andrew Bowser, Medical Tribune online March 1999.
Epilepsy, Anticonvulsive Medication, Ketogenic Diet
Ketones, Carbohydrates, Glucose
Peer Review Evaluation=93/100
Top-5 Media Source Award

Group 20: Wolfepack, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 18. Aldehydes and Ketones.
NO-HOLDS BARRED APPROACH TO KILLING BUGS

Jacksonwille.COM September 6, 1997.
Insecticides, Sri Lanka (source of citronella oils), Perfume Contents, Bugs & Pests
Citronella, Pyrethrins, Amdro, Resmethrin, Diazinon, Ficam, Allethrin
Peer Review Evaluation=90/100

Group 21: The Chemettes, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds.
STATE's ENVIROCRATS ARE SETTING OFF FALSE ALARMS

Michelle Malkin, Seattle Times, December 8, 1998.
Bioaccumulative Chemicals of Concern (BCCs), Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), The Terrible 27.
Benzo(a)pyrene, d-Limonene, Ethyl Benzene, Furan, Furfural, Hydroquinone
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100

Group 22: The Electron Pushers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
BAD COUGH? ACHES? PAIN? THIS MAN RECOMMENDED HEROIN

Richard Askwith, Electronic Telegraph, August 22, 1998.
Painkillers, Sedatives, Parallel Discovery of Heroin and Aspirin
Aspirin, Heroin
Peer Review Evaluation=95.5/100
Top-5 Project Award

Group 23: Truman's Organic Tigers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24. Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins.
GM POLLEN 'CAN KILL BUTTERFLIES'

BBC ONLINE NETWORK May 20, 1999.
Bacillus thuringiensis, Toxin, Bacteria, Crops, Wildlife, Environment
Protein, Amino Acids, Acid-Base Properties of Amino Acids
Peer Review Evaluation=89/100
Top-5 Media Source Award

Group 24: The Organophillics, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
FOURTEEN SPEED PILL FIRMS RULE THE ROOST

Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, Bangkok Post, October 26, 1998.
Narcotics, Drugs, "Speed"
Amphetamines, Liquid Chromatography, Chemical Profiling
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100
Top-5 Media Source Award

Group 25: The Porkchop Express, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 24. Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
SCIENTISTS SEEK CLUES FOR THE BRAIN'S DESTRUCTIVE PLEASURE PATHWAYS

Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1998.
Brain Research, Cognition, "Pleasure Pathways"
Dopamin, Serotonin, Norepinephrine, Fluvoxamine
Peer Review Evaluation=86.5/100

Group 26: The Chemical Brothers, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 16. Aromatic Compounds.
DEATH TOLL FROM MIXING DRUGS RISES

MARIKA LYNCH, CURTIS MORGAN and ANA ACLE, Miami Herald, September 22, 1999.
Recreational Drug Use, Russian Roulette, Stupidity
Cocaine, XTC, LSD
Peer Review Evaluation=83/100

Group 27: Kreuter's Circle, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 23. Carbohydrates and Nucleic Acids.
WIDESPREAD GENETIC FINGERPRINTING UNDER DEBATE

Pierre Thomas et al., CNN.com, March 1, 1999.
DNA Collection, Genetic Fingerprints, American Civil Liberties Union.
DNA, Nucleotides, Phosphodiester Bonds
Peer Review Evaluation=94/100
Top-5 Project Award

Group 28: Prouty Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
MAN COLLAPSES AFTER SAUSAGE OVERDOSE

Irish News, Global Addition, August 27, 1997.
Meat Preservation, Health Risks, Food Safety, Blood Pressure
Nitrites, Nitrates, Ascorbic Acid
Peer Review Evaluation=90.5/100

Group 29: The Femmebots and Dr. Evil, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
DOCTORS PINPOINT NEW CLUE TO HEART DISEASE

Ulysses Torassa, San Francisco Examiner, February 18, 2000.
Heart Disease, Metabolism, Pereeclampsia
Homocysteine, Amines, Nitric Oxide
Peer Review Evaluation=88.5/100

Group 30: Auf Wiedersehen, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 18. Aldehydes and Ketones.
GAS PHASE TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF ALIPHATIC POLYKETONES

Carilon News, May 4, 1999.
Gas Phase Processing, Polyolefins, Polymers
Physical Properties; Polyamides; Polyacetals, Polyketones
Peer Review Evaluation=84/100

Group 31: The Wacker Processors, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives.
PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH CHOCOLATE

ScienceNewsOnline, October 12, 1996.
Chocolate, Marijuana, Cannabinoids, Eating Disorders
Anandamide, THC, n-Oleoylethanolamine, n-Linoeloylethanolamine
Peer Review Evaluation=92/100

Group 32: The Chemistry Dorks, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
DRAFT LEGISLATION FOR A BAN ON AZO DYES PUBLISHED

Hong Kong Trade Development Council March 19, 1999.
1994 German Ban, Textiles, Dyestuffs
Carcinogenic Chemicals, Aromatic Amines, Azo Compounds
Peer Review Evaluation=90/100
Top-5 Project Award

Group 33: The Functional Group, Group Dynamics Report
Chapter 19. Amines.
NICOTINE IMPROVES SOME SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Dan Ferber, WebMD February 1, 2000.
Neurological disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Tourette's Syndrome
Nicotine, Mecamylamine, ABT-418, Alkaloids
Peer Review Evaluation=96.5/100 , Early Bird Award Winner No. THREE
Top-5 Project Award