February 27, 2012 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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February 27, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 9
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February 27, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 9
With their latest synthetic methods, organic chemists help tackle challenges in fluorine chemistry
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 10-17)
Features
Business
Expecting muted economic growth, chemical makers plan modest increases in R&D and capital spending this year (pp. 20-23)
Government & Policy
 (pp. 38-47)
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Dioxins, Assessed At Last

Pollution: After years of study, EPA sets safe level of exposure to the most toxic congener
(p.5)

BASF Advances Battery Agenda

Energy Storage: Purchase of Merck KGaA’s electrolytes business bolsters battery materials unit
(p.6)

How A Toxin Avoids Digestion

Biochemistry: The key to botulinum toxin’s oral toxicity may unlock ways to deliver protein drugs by mouth
(p.6)

Michigan, Dow Agree On Cleanup

Dioxins: Dow is also offering to buy 50 properties near its Midland plant
(p.7)

Metal-Free Hydrogenations

Organic Synthesis: Lewis acid-base pairs enable unprecedented reduction of anilines and other aromatics
(p.8)

Single-Atom Transistor

Nanoelectronics: Device’s performance bodes well for quantum computing
(p.8)

FDA Announcement

Drug shortage action and two cancer drugs are the subject
(p.9)

Uncertain Path For H5N1 Research

Policy: A closed-door meeting and a vague statement from an international panel muddy the road ahead
(p.9)
 

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Business

Chinese newcomer sticks to ambitious plan to become an innovative drug firm
(pp. 32-33)
Customer destocking returned in the fourth quarter, squeezing chemical company profit margins
(pp. 24-26)
Amid slowing growth in 2011, drugmakers took steps to prepare for the year ahead
(pp. 28-30)
Expecting muted economic growth, chemical makers plan modest increases in R&D and capital spending this year
(pp. 20-23)
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Science & Technology

MIT biologist discusses the benefits of public outreach
(p.56)
With their latest synthetic methods, organic chemists help tackle challenges in fluorine chemistry
(pp. 10-17)
Russian, American, and British teams prepare to explore lakes deep under Antarctica’s glaciers
(pp. 54-55)