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August 29, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 34
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August 29, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 34
A consolidating industry scrambles to harness a wave of innovation that is nothing like today’s seeds and chemicals
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 32-38)
Features
Government & Policy
Experts point out differences, call U.S. Chemical Safety Board a world model in root-cause probes (pp. 18-20)
Business
Another year brings more gains in C&EN’s annual survey of women serving at the top of the chemical industry ladder (pp. 22-25)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Philadelphia hosts ACS national meeting

Council approves the extension of the unemployed members’ waiver from two years to three
(p.5)

Aromas could help us eat healthy

ACS Meeting News: Researchers show that certain scents can enhance salty, fatty, and sweet flavors of foods
(p.6)

Rapid route to ryanodol

ACS Meeting News: Complex molecule forged with fewer than half the steps used in previous syntheses
(p.6)

A new concern for drinking water

ACS Meeting News: Nanoparticulate iron minerals may help release neurotoxic lead from pipelines
(p.7)

Method watches nucleosomes open and close

ACS Meeting News: Hybrid single-molecule method shows that proteins in DNA packaging material open and close at regular frequency
(p.7)

New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions

ACS Meeting News: New method produces electricity from the salinity difference between low- and high-salt solutions
(p.8)

Super cool catalysts oxidize CO

Nanoparticles with catalytic gold cores drive reactions at cryogenic temperatures
(p.8)

Chinese developer eyes a Bay Area biotech hub

Firm seeks to build on a culture of collaborative research in the U.S.
(p.12)

Group says sunscreen makers cheat on SPF labels

Environmental Working Group calls for FDA investigation of ingredients and testing methods
(p.12)

ChemChina’s Syngenta acquisition clears hurdle

Green light from U.S. security committee comes amid more industry restructuring
(p.13)

Pfizer outbids competitors for Medivation

Drug major hopes $14 billion deal will cement a lead position in oncology
(p.13)

Graduate students at private schools may unionize

Chemistry teaching and research assistants among those looking to negotiate terms of employment
(p.16)

Wind, solar rising as crucial energy sources in U.S. and globally

Both are fastest growing energy sources across the world, agencies say
(p.16)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Experts point out differences, call U.S. Chemical Safety Board a world model in root-cause probes
(pp. 18-20)
Chemistry professor enrolls in community college to understand the challenges his nontraditional students face
(pp. 28-29)