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September 10, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 37
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September 10, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 37
A symposium at the ACS meeting illuminates challenges for and rifts in the justice system
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Business
After a decade of lackluster performance, makers of the white pigment believe their time has come (pp. 18-20)
Career & Employment
With the right preparation, chemistry students can improve their chances of finding a job (p.47)
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News of the Week

A Hydrogel That’s Soft, Stretchy, And Tough

Materials Science: Soft material has unusual properties, thanks to a blend of ionically and covalently cross-linked polymers
(p.5)

Chemical Firms Drop Stock Plans

Business: Momentive and Elevance will not be going public with shares
(p.6)

Membrane Protein Network Expands

Proteomics: Study more than doubles known interactions of yeast membrane proteins
(p.6)

California Chemistry Professor Arraigned In Lab Death Case

Lab Safety: Court enters not guilty plea for Patrick Harran, sets preliminary hearing for Oct. 9
(p.7)

Germany’s Merck Reshapes Business

Specialties: Shifts are meant to free up resources for investment
(p.7)

Environment Agency Science Reviewed

Report: National Research Council advises EPA to improve coordination
(p.8)

Pinning Down A Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution Mechanism

Water Splitting: Study detects and characterizes elusive reaction intermediate
(p.8)

China Investigates Antibiotic Manufacturing Practices

Two antibiotic producers deny use of waste cooking oil
(p.9)

Safer Explosives Still Pack A Punch

Energetic Materials: Compounds are less sensitive, less toxic than the military explosives RDX and HMX
(p.9)
 

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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Researchers develop several techniques for tracking laser-driven reactions
(pp. 28-29)
ACS Meeting News: Acid-loving algae, marine microbes, and wild berries yield promising leads for natural blue food colors
(pp. 30-31)
A symposium at the ACS meeting illuminates challenges for and rifts in the justice system
(pp. 11-15)

Career & Employment

With the right preparation, chemistry students can improve their chances of finding a job
(p.47)
Ambitious, accomplished Ph.D. chemists can find openings in programs designed to spark innovation at bone-lean firms
(pp. 48-50)
Students who choose industry over grad school can improve their hiring prospects through internships and other training
(pp. 51-53)
Chemistry professors enliven their lectures by helping students see real-world connections
(pp. 53-55)

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