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July 16, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 29
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July 16, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 29
For the first time in 20 years the U.S. hosts the competition, which this year includes teams from 72 nations
By Susan J. Ainsworth
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Business
Flavor and fragrance molecules made by fermentation promise abundance regardless of the weather (pp. 25-29)
Government & Policy
The U.S. lacks incentives to develop technologies that reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants  (pp. 37-39)
Back Issues
 
Pop Quiz!
Match wits with the high school students who take the IChO exam
(pp. 18-19)
A Look Back
Former chemistry olympians talk about how their careers have unfolded
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

Two Studies Rebut Arsenic-Based Life

Biochemistry: Controversial microbe is likely a phosphorus scavenger
(p.7)

First Fluorine Gas Found In Nature

Analytical Chemistry: Researchers resolve long-debated stink from a fluorite mineral
(p.8)

Gevo And Beta Join For Biomass

Feedstocks: Partnership aims to produce isobutyl alcohol from cellulose
(p.8)

Mapping Active Ingredients In Drug Tablets

Analytical Chemistry: Combo method yields 3-D distribution faster and with greater sensitivity than ever before
(p.9)

Regulating Flame Retardants

Senators urge EPA to quickly finalize regulation for seven polybrominated diphenyl ethers
(p.9)

Biotech Firms Slash Payrolls

Employment: Difficulties lead to a spate of job cuts and closures
(p.10)

Redox Chemistry Signals Romance For Dragonflies

A simple reduction reaction gives sexually mature males their characteristic red color
(p.10)

Bringing HIV Out Of Hiding

Drug Discovery: Bryostatin analogs fight dormant HIV, may be key to HIV/AIDS cure
(p.11)

Evonik Plans Nylon 12 Plant For Singapore

20,000 metric tons of specialty automotive polymer to be produced annually
(p.11)
 

Departments

ACS News

Trendsetters honored with Heritage Day awards are concerned about the future
(pp. 48-49)
M3 conference highlights the importance of solid-state science to the development of new drugs
(pp. 50-51)
Match wits with the high school students who take the IChO exam
(pp. 18-19)
Former chemistry olympians talk about how their careers have unfolded
(pp. 20-21)
For the first time in 20 years the U.S. hosts the competition, which this year includes teams from 72 nations
(pp. 12-16)

Books

A pair of books examine social science research, geopolitical impacts of the extractive industries
(pp. 45-47)