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April 25, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 17
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April 25, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 17
Mergers and acquisitions alter the landscape in C&EN’s ranking of leading analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 13-19)
Features
Business
Two compounds to treat the underlying cause of the disease are nearing commercialization (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
Synthetic biologists turn to a microbe named Shewie to ‘wire’ microorganisms for fuel production, energy storage (pp. 34-36)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Continues

Natural Disaster: Plant operator says it will take six to nine months to contain radioactive leaks
(p.7)

Companies Advance Biobased Chemicals

Cleantech: Start-ups are poised to harness cellulosic feedstocks
(p.8)

Mending With Light

Materials Chemistry: Light prompts metallosupramolecular polymers to repair themselves
(p.8)

ACS Bestows 2011 Public Service Award

Honors: Society lauds Jeremy M. Berg of NIH and chemist Norman P. Neureiter
(p.9)

Nabbing Nitrogen

Organic Synthesis: Metal-free method adds amines to alkanes
(p.10)

Nobel Laureate William Lipscomb Dies At 91

Obituary: Acclaimed Harvard University chemist was known for his dedication to science, other wide ranging interests
(p.10)

Chopping Up Lignin

Organic Chemistry: Catalyst selectively cleaves key bond in models of complex plant polymer
(p.11)

Patent Reform On The Move

Intellectual Property: House panel advances bill to reform patent process
(p.11)
 

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Business

Polymer makers are helping additive manufacturing scale up into full parts production
(pp. 22-23)
Two compounds to treat the underlying cause of the disease are nearing commercialization
(pp. 24-25)
Gevo CEO shares lessons learned in the early days of making renewable materials
(p.26)
Mergers and acquisitions alter the landscape in C&EN’s ranking of leading analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies
(pp. 13-19)

ACS News

In this landlocked West African country, chemist Mouhoussine Nacro hopes to preserve centuries-old traditions
(p.41)
ACS honors magnetic resonance advances now considered indispensable in the lab and clinic
(p.43)
ACS Meeting News: Projects to recycle wastewater face not only scientific but also economic and social hurdles
(pp. 38-39)