March 26, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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March 26, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 13
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March 26, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 13
Priestley Medalist Robert Langer’s entrepreneurial streak traces back to his dream of improving people’s lives
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 15-18)
Features
Business
Material innovations on the exterior of consumer products bring new functionalities (pp. 28-33)
Government & Policy
Public-private effort creates a structural biology center (pp. 43-44)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Big-Picture Thinker

Homestretch
MicroCHIPS Announces Results Of Human Trial
(p.18)
Odd One Out
Living Proof Targets Personal Care Market Rather Than Medicine
 

News of the Week

Watching Battery Anodes In Action

Electrochemistry: Microscopy reveals unusual phase transformation in high-capacity material
(p.9)

Chemists For Hire

ACS News: Unemployment rate of 4.6% for ACS members in 2011 is highest on record
(p.10)

Joining Forces For Food Safety

Instrumentation: Agilent, FDA team up to improve methods for pathogen detection, seafood identification
(p.10)

European Groups Set Up Venture Funds

Investment: Wellcome Trust and Index Ventures increase support for emerging biotech firms
(p.11)

Opioid Receptors Revealed

Structural Biology: Teams unveil structures of membrane proteins involved in pain, pleasure signaling
(p.11)

Bee Deaths And Seed Treatments

Insecticides: Corn-sowing technique may contribute to honeybee deaths
(p.12)

Taming Diazomethane

Organic Synthesis: Hazardous reagent generated without distillation
(p.12)

A Stable Germanone At Last

Main-Group Chemistry: Japanese researchers isolate the first heavy ketone homolog
(p.13)

Communicating Hazards

Regulation: OSHA adopts global system for chemical safety information
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

New law sparks competition among states for satellite offices
(pp. 37-39)
Online petition attracts more than 40,000 signatures to protest proposed government R&D cuts and hiring freeze
(pp. 40-42)
Public-private effort creates a structural biology center
(pp. 43-44)