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September 12, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 37
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September 12, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 37
C&EN examines the impact of dedicated teachers and volunteers, as well as revisions to AP chemistry
By Sophie L. Rovner
(p.47)
Features
Business
Chemical companies are experimenting with cutting-edge add-ons to their information technology hubs (pp. 14-15)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: High School Science

Inspiring Students To Achieve
High school chemistry teachers show that the best way to teach is often by example
(pp. 48-50)
Science Coaches
Under the ACS pilot program, members partner with teachers to fortify their curriculum, inspire students
(pp. 51-53)
Renewing Advanced Placement
The College Board is overhauling the AP chemistry curriculum and exam to focus on conceptual understanding
(pp. 54-55)
 

News of the Week

Obama Retreats On Environment

Air Pollution: Citing fragile economy, White House shelves tougher ozone restrictions
(p.7)

ACS, Leadscope Square Off

Intellectual Property: Arguments before Ohio Supreme Court may finally put to rest ACS’s fight with Leadscope
(p.8)

Sanofi Outlines New Objectives

Pharmaceuticals: Company plans further cost cutting as it nears a 2012 patent cliff
(p.8)

Cyclization Shortcut

Organic Synthesis: Combined route to complex cyclic products saves steps, improves yields
(p.9)

Bacterial Acid Trips

Chemical Biology: New technique reveals how pathogens endure our acidic stomachs
(p.10)

High-Throughput Reaction Discovery

Organic Chemistry: Method lets chemists study thousands of transformations simultaneously
(p.10)

Light Pulses Get Shorter

Dynamics: ‘Light transients’ will enable control of electrons on attosecond scale
(p.11)
 

Departments

ACS News

C&EN examines the impact of dedicated teachers and volunteers, as well as revisions to AP chemistry
(p.47)
High school chemistry teachers show that the best way to teach is often by example
(pp. 48-50)
Under the ACS pilot program, members partner with teachers to fortify their curriculum, inspire students
(pp. 51-53)
The College Board is overhauling the AP chemistry curriculum and exam to focus on conceptual understanding
(pp. 54-55)
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Science & Technology

Biomedical thriller gets the science right, but at the expense of making a good movie
(p.28)
ACS Meeting News: Special symposium celebrates a century of seminal chemists
(pp. 22-23)
Soluble hydrocarbons dissolved in ocean, but researchers continue to debate worker safety and the fate of less soluble compounds
(p.26)
ACS Meeting News: In spirited research, chemists use brand-name liquors as solvents for organic syntheses
(p.24)