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June 27, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 26
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June 27, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 26
Brands and regulators confront the complexities and technological challenges of the circular economy
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(p.29)
Features
Science & Technology
Unique properties of gallium alloys pave the way to stretchable, self-healing electronics (pp. 16-19)
ACS News
Philadelphia, August 21–25 (p.36)
Back Issues
 
Cleaning the clothing industry
Apparel brands’ want to recycle your garments, but first they need to produce them more sustainably
(pp. 30-32)
Europe circles the circular economy
Tempers flare over how to deal with hazardous chemicals in closed loop systems of the future
(pp. 33-34)
 

News of the Week

U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad team selected

Students head to the International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia
(p.5)

Perovskite phosphor boosts visible light communication

Flashy nanocrystals help LEDs send data in the blink of an eye
(p.6)

Sulfate aerosols implicated in global warming slowdown

Increased emissions in China combined with decreased emissions in North America and Europe temporarily slowed warming
(p.6)

Biologists evolve a reverse transcriptase that can proofread

The enzyme copies RNA into DNA without making mistakes
(p.7)

Light and organic chemistry could make smarter, flexible devices

A blend of organic materials bolsters bendable data storage devices
(p.7)

Firms claim biobased routes to ethyl acetate and glycols

Greenyug and S2G work with manufacturing partners to prove their processes can compete with petroleum
(p.10)

German firm claims new route to methanesulfonic acid

Grillo’s direction reaction of methane and SO3 could open up market for unique acid
(p.10)

Albemarle sells Chemetall to BASF for $3.2 billion

Deal strengthens BASF’s coatings position and lets Albemarle reduce debt
(p.11)

India raises bar on foreign investment

Ownership of up to 74% may spur consolidation in a fragmented market
(p.11)

Process for resolving U.S. patent disputes stays

Supreme Court upholds system that helps generic drugmakers challenge patents
(p.14)

USGS finds data fraud, closes chemistry lab

Misconduct has led to delays and 1 retraction in environmental quality measurements reports
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Business

With fewer smokers, the makers of cellulose acetate for cigarette filters are adjusting
(p.26)
Wave Life Sciences’ oligonucleotide technology will face its first true tests this year
(pp. 20-21)
Tempers flare over how to deal with hazardous chemicals in closed loop systems of the future
(pp. 33-34)
Brands and regulators confront the complexities and technological challenges of the circular economy
(p.29)
Apparel brands’ want to recycle your garments, but first they need to produce them more sustainably
(pp. 30-32)

ACS News

Philadelphia, August 21–25
(p.36)