December 24, 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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December 24, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 52
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December 24, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 52
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Designing Proteins From Scratch
Rules integrate structure and function, enabling scientists to design better protein catalysts
(p.20)
Laser Tools Advance Chemical Analysis
New technologies achieve near-atomic-resolution crystal structures and blindingly fast spectroscopic measurements
(p.20)
Easier Path To Leading Antimalarial Drug
Continuous-flow strategy for scaling up natural product synthesis could bring down the cost of the drug artemisinin
(p.21)
Frustrated Lewis Pairs Go Hydrogenating
Lewis acid-base pairs with metal-like reactivity add new facet to synthetic chemistry
(p.21)
Membrane Unmixes Oil And Water
Hydrophilic-oleophobic combo could clean up oil spills, treat wastewater, purify fuels, separate emulsions
(p.21)
Adding Functionality To Aliphatics
An iridium catalyst transforms a primary C–H bond of an alcohol or ketone to an OH group, forming 1,3-diols
(p.22)
Integrating Man And Machine
Materials science developments advance the integration of electronics and tissue
(p.22)
Watching Nanocrystals Grow
Electron microscopy visually probes reaction dynamics in liquids
(p.22)
Chemistry Nobel Goes To GPCR Research
Scientists shed light on molecular workings of signaling proteins
(p.23)
Misfolded Proteins Link Brain Disorders
Studies this year suggest that the odd proteins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s behave like the infectious agent of mad cow disease
(p.23)
Opioid Receptor Gang Of Four
Two teams raced to publish the structures of four membrane proteins that control pain and pleasure signaling in the body
(p.23)
 

News of the Week

Preliminary Hearing Ends In A Cliff-hanger For Chemistry Professor Charged With Felony Labor Code Violations

Lab safety: Judge to decide in February 2013 whether case against UCLA’s Patrick Harran goes to trial
(p.6)

Richard J. Engler Nominated To Chemical Safety Board

Labor, environmental leader awaits Senate action on nomination
(p.7)

Uptick Expected In U.S., European Chemical Output In 2013

Economy: After stumbling in 2012, chemical producers look to a tepid recovery
(p.7)

Fighting Soot In The Air

Clean Air: EPA tightens rules for fine-particle pollution; industry cries foul
(p.8)

Molecules Cooled To Near Zero

Physics: Supercooling, first done in atoms, now has been done to hydroxyl radicals, enabling quantum chemistry
(p.8)

Whistle-Blower Wins $8 Million In Pigment Dumping Case

U.S. CEO helps government make case against Japanese firm
(p.9)

Whole-Genome Sequencing Of Single Cells

Molecular Biology: New DNA amplification method improves sequencing of single cells?
(p.9)

Gene Pollution In China’s Rivers

Biotechnology: Lab plasmids that confer antibiotic resistance may have escaped to the environment
(p.10)

Polymer Linkers Play Important Part In Mechanochemical Reactions

Mechanochemistry: Seemingly innocuous molecular groups can boost reaction rate three orders of magnitude
(p.10)

PPG To Acquire AkzoNobel’s U.S. Paint Business

Acquisitions: Sale ends four-year run in the U.S. for the Dutch firm
(p.11)

Regulating Drug Compounders

Drug Safety: FDA pushes for new oversight of large compounding pharmacies
(p.11)
 

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