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January 26, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 4
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January 26, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 4
Manufacturers of pharmaceutical ingredients respond to shifting drug industry dynamics and customer needs
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Science & Technology
NASA researchers aim to launch big science projects with miniaturized instruments and platforms (pp. 34-36)
ACS News
Denver, March 22–26 (p.49)
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News of the Week

Synthetic Biology Puts A Leash On GMOs

Synthetic Biology: Researchers create genetically engineered bacteria that depend on synthetic amino acids to survive so the microbes can’t escape the lab
(p.5)

Rosetta Reveals Details About Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Space: Initial data shows the comet is covered with a polymeric, organic material
(p.6)

Dow Partners With Chemistry Teacher Group

Philanthropy: Firm donates $1 million to newly formed AACT
(p.6)

Biobutanol Firms Chart Diverging Paths

Biobased Chemicals: Green Biologics is bullish as Gevo cuts costs to survive
(p.7)

Chemical Industry Derides Obama’s Call For Tax Hikes But Backs Him On Trade

President also wants U.S. to lead international action on climate change
(p.7)

Greener Routes To Polymers

Chemistry: Asahi Kasei, Bayer plants to debut new processes
(p.8)

High-Valent Gold Catalyst Shines

Organometallics: Team makes stable version of hard-to-come-by gold(III) catalyst
(p.8)

California Limits Use Of Pesticide Chloropicrin As A Soil Fumigant

Move to protect people from irritating chemical could raise price of strawberries
(p.9)

Photocatalyst Converts Nitrogen To Ammonia

Catalysis: Chalcogenide gel mimics nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Proposed rule would require monitoring for toxic chemicals at edge of industrial property
(pp. 27-28)
In response to Deepwater Horizon experiences, agency calls for industry to provide more data about chemicals
(p.29)