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September 15, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 37
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September 15, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 37
Plastic bag makers and environmental activists fight over the future of the shopping bag—and perhaps the plastics industry itself
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Government & Policy
State Department’s Biosecurity Engagement Program manager works to combat bioterrorism (p.27)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: New materials are needed to bolster America’s manufacturing portfolio (pp. 32-34)
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News of the Week

Syngenta Stands Firm On Neonicotinoids

Pesticides: Manufacturer seeks to expand uses of thiamethoxam as pressure against chemical mounts
(p.7)

Copying Nature’s Assembly Line

Organic Synthesis: Successive homologation reactions let chemists tailor carbon chain’s conformation
(p.8)

FMC Changes Course

Strategy: Chemical maker won’t split apart, will buy Cheminova instead
(p.8)

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

ACS News: Bibiana Campos-Seijo will take up her new role in December
(p.9)

Newfound Enzyme Could Aid Synthesis

Enzymology: Halogenase chlorinates unactivated aliphatic carbons in non-protein-linked substrates
(p.9)

Piramal Drops Drug Discovery

Pharmaceuticals: Risks and regulations convince the Indian company to reallocate resources
(p.10)

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

Materials Science: Deformable microgels mimic natural platelets
(p.10)

Bacteria In Water Monitored Nonstop

Bioanalysis: Device could serve as early warning system
(p.11)

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Taking Effect

More than half of covered sites have security plans approved; 104 sites have opted to reduce risk instead
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Agriculture industry seizes on beneficial fungi and bacteria to help thwart disease and increase productivity
(pp. 23-25)
Ex-Pfizer staffers laid off by the pharma giant ride the roller coaster of running their own companies
(pp. 20-22)
Plastic bag makers and environmental activists fight over the future of the shopping bag—and perhaps the plastics industry itself
(pp. 12-17)