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May 11, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 19
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May 11, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 19
A new crop of technology start-ups is attracting attention from investors and big business
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 8-12)
Features
Government & Policy
Down The Drain: Costly battle brews over which products are flushable—and which are not  (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
Heating, cooling, power generation technology makes a comeback thanks to materials science discoveries (pp. 29-31)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

New Reagent Brings Fresh Approach To Fluorination

Synthesis: Fluorinated diazomethane serves up key difluoromethyl intermediates for drugs and agrochemicals
(p.3)

Renmatix And Cargill Snap Up Biobased Assets

Sweet Deals: Purchases of Mascoma facility and OPX Biotechnologies’ engineered microbes accelerate buyers’ plans to make chemicals, fuels from sugar
(p.4)

Texas Moves To Tighten State’s Ammonium Nitrate Storage Requirements

Regulation: Legislation aims to prevent accidents at fertilizer facilities
(p.4)

Dow Will Eliminate Up To 1,750 Jobs

Business: Action anticipates spin-off of chlorine business to Olin
(p.5)

MOFs Made From Flexible Polymers Buck Conventional Wisdom

Hybrid Materials: Surprising 3-D porous crystals made from floppy polymers and metal ions
(p.5)

Food & Drug Administration Seeks Safety Data On Skin Sanitizers

Disinfectants: Agency to evaluate health care workers’ frequent use of antiseptics
(p.6)

Fructose May Motivate People To Seek Out Food

Neuroscience: Compared with glucose, fructose activates brain regions that enhance the psychological reward of eating
(p.6)

BASF To Sell Fine Chemicals Businesses To Siegfried

Pharmaceuticals: World’s largest chemical firm to shed custom synthesis unit and part of API business
(p.7)

Inhibitors Make Rare Landing On Longstanding Anticancer Target Ras

Drug Discovery: Despite decades of effort, no Ras inhibitors have passed clinical trials, but cyclic peptides provide new options
(p.7)
 

Departments

Education

Extended internships give Singapore students a head start in chemistry-related fields
(pp. 36-37)
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Science & Technology

Indian scientists isolate genetic information needed for the large mammals to produce biologics
(pp. 32-33)
Heating, cooling, power generation technology makes a comeback thanks to materials science discoveries
(pp. 29-31)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the origins of hay fever and how we squelch it
(p.35)

Career & Employment

Through internships, companies offer chemistry and chemical engineering students work experience that can lead to postgraduation jobs
(pp. 41-43)