September 27, 2010 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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September 27, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 39
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September 27, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 39
Faced with new guidelines that many find constraining, pharmaceutical manufacturers are seeking ways to avoid or reduce harmful contaminants in drugs
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 16-26)
Features
Business
Private equity firms are investing in the risky business of fine and pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing (pp. 32-34)
Education
ACS Meeting News: Technology provides more options, but print textbooks will remain, at least for now (pp. 63-64)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Genotoxic Impurities

Detecting Low-level Impurities
Controlling genotoxic impurities means finding the analytical method best suited to the task
(pp. 27-29)
 

News of the Week

Probing Key Vision Event

Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Rhodopsin isomerization owes speed to conical intersection between electronic states
(p.11)

Johnson & Johnson Negotiating To Buy Crucell

Biopharmaceuticals: Acquisition poised to create vaccine franchise for drug conglomerate
(p.12)

Science Education Found Wanting

Federal Programs: Presidential advisers seek improved coordination for science and math education
(p.12)

Light Controls Surface-Charging

Electrostatics: Method could reveal mechanism of ubiquitous phenomenon behind static cling, copy machines
(p.13)

Oil Spill's Size Swells

Deepwater Horizon: Magnitude of gulf accident is far larger than previous estimates
(p.14)

Walmart Turns To Thin-Film Solar

Renewable Energy: Project will give Miasolé and First Solar a rooftop tryout
(p.14)

Assay For Key Ghrelin Enzyme

Click Chemistry: Approach could help researchers find antiobesity drug leads
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Private equity firms are investing in the risky business of fine and pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing
(pp. 32-34)
ACS Meeting News: JAK2 inhibitors show promise at knocking down the symptoms of rare blood cancers
(pp. 36-39)
Green chemistry is touted as a model of industrial and pharmaceutical process efficiency
(p.40)
Controlling genotoxic impurities means finding the analytical method best suited to the task
(pp. 27-29)
Faced with new guidelines that many find constraining, pharmaceutical manufacturers are seeking ways to avoid or reduce harmful contaminants in drugs
(pp. 16-26)
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Government & Policy

New leadership will examine environmental methods, test alternative recruitment strategies
(pp. 43-45)
Mandatory grant application supplements detailing how data will be shared will increase transparency, agency hopes
(pp. 46-47)

Books

A look at how the substances we ingest can affect our brains and behavior
(pp. 65-66)

Education

ACS Meeting News: Technology provides more options, but print textbooks will remain, at least for now
(pp. 63-64)

Science & Technology

Organic Chemistry: A surprising cascade reaction is at the heart of the shortest ever route to compound
(p.49)
Water Quality: Silver in our cosmetics and clothes can end up as silver sulfide nanoparticles in sewer sludge
(p.48)
ACS Meeting News: Small molecules that interact with DNA are bound to regulate gene expression
(pp. 50-53)
ACS Meeting News: Interactions between medications, foods, and supplements take many forms
(pp. 55-57)
ACS Meeting News: Process chemists rework synthesis of anti-HIV drug to lower its cost
(pp. 58-59)
Ronald Breslow, a lifelong academic, garners the chemical industry’s big prize, the Perkin Medal
(pp. 60-61)

Career & Employment

In an unfavorable pharma job market, many chemists are migrating to new careers
(pp. 75-78)

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