June 2014 Chemistry Quiz

1. What protein was recently found to be beneficial for obese adults, helping to lower blood levels of fatty acids and boosting helpful amino acids after meals?
Casein
Cod
Gluten
Whey

2. What is the world’s thinnest material?
Graphene
Polyurethane
Silica
Terpentine

3. Cleaning House: Which state became the first to sign a law prohibiting its retailers from selling soaps and cleaners made with triclosan (beginning January 2017)?
California
Minnesota
Maryland
Wisconsin

4. Million Dollar Baby: ACS member Stefan W. Hell was named one of three winners of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for his work in the field of:
Cereal chemistry
Environmental chemistry
Optics
Polymers

5. Cran-gratulations, allergy sufferers! People suffering from an allergy to what may soon experience some relief, due to a recent advancement in the desensitization process involving cranberry polyphenols?
Alcohol
Dust
Grass
Peanuts