November 12, 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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November 12, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 46
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November 12, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 46
Chemistry and biology have merged with high-powered statistical analysis in drug discovery labs
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-14)
Features
Business
Chemical firms outline restructurings and layoffs, as they report ongoing weakness in earnings (pp. 18-20)
Science & Technology
Public participation in chemical research drives discoveries in solar fuels, environmental health, and more (pp. 30-32)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Obama Wins, Congress Remains Split

Elections: U.S. votes to keep status quo, politicians promise bipartisanship
(p.5)

A Big Bet On Nitrogen Fertilizer

Agriculture: CF Industries will plow $3.8 billion into U.S. facilities to make ammonia and related products from natural gas
(p.6)

Methane-Munching Microbes Reduce Sulfur

Climate: Seafloor archaea couple chemistry to produce zero-valent sulfur
(p.6)

Molecular Building Blocks Self-Assemble Into Trefoil Knot

Organic Chemistry: Hydrophobic effect drives spontaneous formation of three-loop knot
(p.7)

Ziarco Launches With Pfizer Allergy Assets

Small firm is the latest start-up to emerge from shuttered Sandwich, U.K., site
(p.7)

Proteins Made To Order

Design Rules: Principles integrate structure and function from the ground up
(p.8)

Chemical Company Sales, Profits Shrink In Japan

Finance: Global slowdown takes toll on major Japanese chemical firms
(p.9)

Temperature- Or pH-Guided Protein Self-Assembly

Modifications enable alternative mechanisms that yield distinct sizes
(p.9)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Upcoming NASA mission will answer decades-old question about light at the lunar horizon seen by Apollo astronauts
(p.26)
Chemical safety board objects to time lost complying with EPA Inspector General audits
(p.25)