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March 31, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 13
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March 31, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 13
Brighter economic prospects set instrument industry on a path to stronger sales in 2014
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 30-31)
Features
Business
Stifling government policies, expensive energy, and powerful unions leave R&D as the chemical sector’s refuge in France (pp. 13-15)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Traditional session described potential drugs for schizophrenia, insomnia, hepatitis C, and HIV (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 
Probing Aerosols One By One
Methods reveal the chemistry of individual sea spray and mineral dust aerosol particles
(pp. 32-33)
Zapping Rocks On Mars
Curiosity’s laser-based instrument reveals chemical composition of martian rocks and soil
(p.34)
Exposition Highlights
C&EN academic advisers and instrument industry journalists select the most significant new instruments introduced at Pittcon 2014
(pp. 35-37)
 

News of the Week

Electron Microscopy Milestone

Structural Biology: Technique gives first glimpse of mitochondrial ribosome at near-atomic resolution
(p.5)

China Accused Of Technology Theft

Intellectual Property: Ineos charges that Sinopec stole its acrylonitrile process
(p.6)

Huntington’s Disease Could Stem From Cysteine Depletion

Neurodegeneration: Scientists finally pinpoint a mechanism for how a repeating genetic mutation might lead to the neurodegenerative disease
(p.6)

Albany Molecular Research To Aquire Rival Cedarburg

Move continues trend of consolidation in the pharmaceutical chemicals sector continues
(p.7)

Self-Assembled Makeover

Surface Chemistry: N-Heterocyclic carbenes offer an alternative to thiols for modifying metal surfaces
(p.7)

Half Of Syria's Chemical Arsenal Has Left The Country

Chemical Weapons: Delays in turning over material may mean destruction deadline is missed
(p.8)

Pathogens Turn Tables On Human Immune System

Microbiology: Some bacteria can convert to their benefit a chemical toxin that would otherwise wipe them out
(p.8)

First Total Synthesis Of Eukaryote Chromosome Achieved

Synthetic Biology: Altered brewer’s yeast thrives with artificial genetic material, holds promise for entire designer genomes
(p.9)

U.S. Moves Ahead On Gas Exports

Energy: First natural gas terminal approved for West Coast
(p.9)
 

Departments

ACS News

The American Chemical Society revamps and extends a pilot program to support budding chemical entrepreneurs
(pp. 41-43)
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Government & Policy

Derailments of trains transporting crude oil prompt review of tank car integrity
(pp. 19-21)
Legislators debate whether to override state laws controlling commercial chemicals
(p.22)

Books

Paper itself is the focus of author Nicholas Basbanes’s new book
(pp. 38-39)
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Science & Technology

C&EN academic advisers and instrument industry journalists select the most significant new instruments introduced at Pittcon 2014
(pp. 35-37)
Curiosity’s laser-based instrument reveals chemical composition of martian rocks and soil
(p.34)
Methods reveal the chemistry of individual sea spray and mineral dust aerosol particles
(pp. 32-33)
A look at recent patenting activity in the Chinese drug industry, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.29)
ACS Meeting News: Traditional session described potential drugs for schizophrenia, insomnia, hepatitis C, and HIV
(pp. 26-27)

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