August 14, 2006 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

The American Chemical Society has appointed Bibiana Campos-Seijo as the new editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News. Currently editor and publisher of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry World magazine, she will move to C&EN in December.

 
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August 14, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 33
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August 14, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 33
Rapid screening and optimization of enzymatic activity, along with available, easy-to-use enzymes, are making biocatalysis a handy tool for chiral synthesis
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-25)
Features
Science & Technology
Protective pathways may falter with age, sparking Alzheimer's neurodegeneration (p.9)
Science & Technology
Digital repositories have garnered mixed reviews—everything from enthusiasm to apathy (pp. 50-53)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Enzymes At Work

Competitors Want to Get a Piece of Lipitor
Biocatalysis offers a variety of enantioselective routes to key chiral intermediates for the drug
(pp. 26-27)
Biocatalysis Helps Reach A Resolution
Enzymatic reactions combined with racemization can generate enantiopure materials in high yields
(pp. 29-31)
 

News of the Week

Two-Path Mechanism

Protective pathways may falter with age, sparking Alzheimer's neurodegeneration
(p.9)

Lost Lithium Located

Researchers restore confidence in standard picture of universe's birth by accounting for missing element
(p.10)

Plot To Blow Up Airliners Foiled

Expert speculates on the liquid explosives that could have been used
(p.10)

Enzymes For Designer Carbs

New screening approach is first to allow glycosyltransferase evolution
(p.12)

DOE Continues Nuclear Push

Nuclear waste reprocessing gets aid, encouragement in new department plan
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Intense scrutiny has provided methods of reduction but few answers about risk
(pp. 43-44)
Hearing discloses need for permanent, in-house science and technology resource
(pp. 46-48)

Books

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Science & Technology

Technology and Business News for the Laboratory World
(p.57)
How Publishers Affect Repositories
(p.51)
Digital repositories have garnered mixed reviews—everything from enthusiasm to apathy
(pp. 50-53)
When small stretching forces are applied, DNA winds up more tightly rather than lengthening
(p.54)
German-U.S. collaborative effort embarks on project to sequence the Neanderthal genome
(p.55)
Archaeologists examine early labware in search of clues as to why they worked so well
(p.56)
Rapid screening and optimization of enzymatic activity, along with available, easy-to-use enzymes, are making biocatalysis a handy tool for chiral synthesis
(pp. 15-25)
Enzymatic reactions combined with racemization can generate enantiopure materials in high yields
(pp. 29-31)

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