Public Release: 

A very happy Speaking of Chemistry Thanksgiving (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 -- There's plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, aside from turkey, giblets and gravy. In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, our hosts share the extraordinary chemistry behind some of the things they're grateful for this year, including a sustainable jet fuel, a molecule that helps us see better and a drug that changed one host's life. It's all just a click away:

Speaking of Chemistry is a production of Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society. The program features fascinating, weird and otherwise interesting chemistry topics. Subscribe to the series at and follow us on Twitter @CENmag.


The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

To automatically receive news releases from the American Chemical Society, contact

Follow us: Twitter Facebook

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.