September 5, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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September 5, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 36
September 5, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 36
Irreversible inhibitors may provide unique benefits in drug development
By Lila Guterman
(pp. 19-26)
Custom manufacturers of controlled substances confront unique challenges in a drug market niche  (pp. 30-33)
Science & Technology
Alberta’s oil sands are a vast energy resource, but tapping them comes at the expense of a lot of water (pp. 56-59)
Science & Technology
Researchers take cancer-fighting viruses from bench to bedside (pp. 61-62)
Back Issues

News of the Week

Chemists Convene In Denver

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry of Air, Space & Water’ served as meeting theme

Pfizer Advances Its Pipeline

Drug Discovery: An approval and key late-stage data restore confidence in the firm’s R&D engine

U.S.-Backed Solar Panel Maker Folds

Bankruptcy: Solyndra got loan guarantee but can’t make a profit

Making Graphene More Useful

ACS Meeting News: Textbook reaction offers customized modification of carbon material’s properties

BioAmber’s Big Bet

Scale-up: Firm expands biobased succinic acid production with plan for facility in Ontario

Entrepreneurs Wanted

ACS Meeting News: Task force outlines path to 100,000 new chemistry jobs in 20 years

Making Greener Flame Retardants

ACS Meeting News: Environmentally friendly films protect cotton and foam from flames and heat

Changeup Yields Indole Alkaloid

ACS Meeting News: Cyclization and nitrene insertion star in synthesis

From Dust To Snow

ACS Meeting News: Study of atmospheric dust may herald changes in weather and climate forecasting


Government & Policy

Bipartisan effort targets overhaul of U.S. patent system
(pp. 44-46)
Agency to investigate accessibility to mentoring programs, potential bias in peer review process
(pp. 47-49)
Yearly gain in carbon dioxide emissions for 2010 tops U.S. GDP growth for first time in more than two decades
(pp. 50-52)


Camp helps blind teens study science by tapping into their other senses
(pp. 64-65)