Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society

January 28, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 4
January 28, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 4
Cleaning products companies aren’t fond of the seals, lists, and guides but they participate in them nonetheless
By Michael McCoy
(pp. 10-15)
Science & Technology
Switchable liquid-solid solvent system is at the heart of a green enzymatic process for making specialty chemicals (pp. 34-35)
ACS News
New Orleans, April 7–11 (p.47)
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Gas Exports Turn Contentious

Energy: Chemical makers’ opposition to natural gas exports splits the business community

Matyjaszewski Wins AkzoNobel North America Science Award

ACS award recognizes polymer chemistry innovations

New Lithium-Ion Battery Woes

Safety: Airplane battery fires thrust electrochemistry safety back in the spotlight

Nations Strike Mercury Deal

Pollution: International treaty aims to cut use, releases of neurotoxic metal

Stinging Attack On Bee Study

Insecticides: Syngenta, Bayer swat at European study linking neonicotinoid pesticides to bee population decline

New Chemical Partner For Planned Petrochemical Complex

Asia-Pacific: Evonik replaces BASF as Petronas’ partner in giant Malaysian complex

Ringing In New Drug Candidates

Synthesis: Tweaking natural products’ rings and functional groups could create better compound libraries



Government & Policy

Failed federal oversight, lack of safety standards led to five deaths, chemical safety board finds
(pp. 26-27)
Calls for multiyear R&D funding may gain a foothold this year
(pp. 28-29)
Hitting the debt ceiling, the looming sequestration, and a yet-to-be set 2013 budget are all examples of Congress kicking the can down the road


Far from being a collection of facts, science is driven by the ignorance of its practitioners
(pp. 38-39)

Science & Technology

Switchable liquid-solid solvent system is at the heart of a green enzymatic process for making specialty chemicals
(pp. 34-35)
Dedicated instrumentation will enhance study of nuclear fuels and waste, environmental contamination
(pp. 35-36)

Career & Employment

Industrial experience, leadership roles help some grads land that first position
(pp. 89-92)

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