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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Great moments in capitalism

It's not clear why 1,4-butanediol was substituted. However, there is a significant difference in price between the two chemicals. The Chinese online trading platform ChemNet China lists the price of 1,4 butanediol at between about $1,350-$2,800 per metric ton, while the price for 1,5-pentanediol is about $9,700 per metric ton.

Buried at the bottom of an article discussing how the children's toy Aqua-Dots came to be manufactured using a chemical that durns into a date rape drug when ingested by kids. Come to think of it, it's a great moment in journalism, too.

2 Comments:

  • Retailer Toys "R" Us Inc. said it issued a "stop sale" on the entire Spin Master Aqua Dots product line on Tuesday...
    I don't know what's scarier: Toys"R"Us having a procedure for getting such products off the shelf quickly, or if they didn't.

    With all this crap coming in from China, I'm waiting for The Onion to do a story like "All Chinese Imports Tainted With Communism" or "Sale of Chinese Food Forbidden in US."

    By Blogger Joe, at 12:41 PM  

  • If the Chinese can't do capitalism right, then maybe they haven't been doing communism right either.

    Oops.

    Sorry.

    By Blogger Tony, at 9:49 PM  

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