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Sunscreen SPF Explained - Speaking of Chemistry

Chemical & Engineering News Senior Editor Carmen Drahl and Associate Editor Sophia Cai explain the chemistry behind SPF, so you don't get burned, in the latest video of “Speaking of Chemistry”.

 
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June 9, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 23
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June 9, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 23
Scientists across academia and industry are making a concerted effort to understand and control bacteria that form biofilms
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 15-23)
Features
Government & Policy
EPA's struggle to get toxicity data increases the likelihood of congressional action (pp. 33-35)
Science & Technology
Opioid makers aim to thwart misuse with excipients, additives, and antagonists (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Communal Living

Exploiting Biofilms
BASF Explores Using Bacterial Surfaces To Its Advantage
(p.18)
 

News of the Week

Senate Stumbles On Climate Change

Much heat but little light shed as Senate stalls on climate-change bill
(p.9)

Case Closed

Dow Chemical and two fired executives settle lawsuits
(p.10)

Hamilton To Move To Oxford

Chemist and Yale Provost Andrew Hamilton is nominated vice chancellor of Oxford
(p.11)

Membranes By Design

Permeable barrier is step toward building cells from scratch
(p.11)

ACC's Gerard Moves On

Chemical industry leader accepts top job at API
(p.12)

NASA Engaged In Spin

Agency political appointees downplayed climate-change data, inspector general's report says
(p.13)

Silicon Makers Ramp Up

Huge increase in raw material will benefit solar industry
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

EPA's struggle to get toxicity data increases the likelihood of congressional action
(pp. 33-35)
Annual conference for patent professionals focuses on emerging technologies
(pp. 33-35)

Books

Biography reveals the personal character of a renowned chemist dedicated to family, church, students, and hard work
(pp. 46-49)
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Science & Technology

Scientists across academia and industry are making a concerted effort to understand and control bacteria that form biofilms
(pp. 15-23)
Opioid makers aim to thwart misuse with excipients, additives, and antagonists
(pp. 40-41)
Chemists characterize the far reaches of the periodic table
(pp. 42-43)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.45)

Career & Employment

Despite industry challenges, savvy chemists can still land jobs along R&D pipeline
(pp. 53-57)

Newscripts

(p.64)

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