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February 20, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 8
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February 20, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 8
To make chemical processing more sustainable, chemists turn to animal, vegetable, and mineral sources for catalytic materials
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 26-32)
Features
Business
Prototype products emerge, but scale-up challenges persist (pp. 18-20)
Science & Technology
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning takes a gander at the molecules responsible for your cinematic experience (p.24)
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News of the Week

DuPont, Chemours settle PFOA suits

Deal will provide $670 million to Ohio Valley residents who claim they were sickened by exposure to contaminated drinking water
(p.5)

CRISPR patent dispute ends well for Broad Institute. Berkeley says: Not so fast

Patent court judges released long-awaited decision, but legal battle for CRISPR is just beginning
(p.7)

Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction

Protein adhesives that anchor the shellfish to rocks get their strength from cation-π interactions between amino acids, study suggests
(p.7)

Enhancing carbon-13 NMR signals in liquids

Researchers improve effectiveness of dynamic nuclear polarization through choice of polarizer and other parameter changes
(p.8)

Pinning a bull’s-eye on cancer cells

Bioorthogonal technique adds azide groups to cancer cell surfaces for selective drug targeting
(p.8)

New amination chemistry brought to light

Photogenerated radical cations yield amines previously impossible to make
(p.9)

Organics found on dwarf planet Ceres

Dawn spacecraft’s discovery suggests chemistry needed to make life’s building blocks is widespread in solar system
(p.9)

Avantium eyes $100 million IPO

Will use funds to help build its first biobased chemical plant
(p.13)

Elementis invests in antiperspirant actives

British firm to pay $360 million for maker of aluminum salts
(p.13)

Versant-backed Jecure launches to tackle NASH

Biotech will use $20 million in funding to develop first-in class compounds
(p.13)

Counterfeit pesticides damage EU economy

Intellectual property report shows lost revenue and jobs
(p.16)

International committee says push forward with human genome editing

National Academies report paves a path for future germline editing, but only under strict conditions
(p.16)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Wayne State’s Sascha Drewlo applies genomics to challenging questions about maternal health
(pp. 21-22)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning takes a gander at the molecules responsible for your cinematic experience
(p.24)
To make chemical processing more sustainable, chemists turn to animal, vegetable, and mineral sources for catalytic materials
(pp. 26-32)
A comic collaboration between C&EN and ChemScrapes cartoonist Brendan Burkett
(p.10)
El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning echa un vistazo a las moléculas responsables de tu experiencia cinematográfica.
(p.24)
El tribunal de patentes dicta sentencia sobre una decisión largamente esperada, aunque la batalla legal sobre los CRISPR no ha hecho más que empezar
(p.7)

Career & Employment

Chemjobber on when good scientists don't make good managers
(p.25)

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