In our October edition, we published a piece on a new method of synthesising bromochloromethane as an intermediate for fungicides, developed by the Central Leather Research Institute and the National Chemical Laboratory. We have been asked by Dr Lakshmi Muthusubramanian to point out that the article was a summary of a paper by him and Rajat B Mitra of the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Dr Muthusubramanian works at the CLRI.