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April 3, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 14
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April 3, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 14
For nearly 50 years, the chemistry innovator has advanced organometallics, olefin polymerization, and materials synthesis
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 38-42)
Features
Science & Technology
Emerging tobacco products have cleaner chemistry than cigarettes but regulators remain leery of their benefit—and the companies developing them (pp. 24-26)
Business
Spurred by increased funding and clearer guidelines, academics aim to develop commercial drugs (pp. 27-29)
Back Issues
 
Tobin J. Marks: What is chemistry all about?
The 2017 Priestley Medalist recounts a life intertwined with chemistry
(pp. 44-49)
 

News of the Week

Microfluidic system mimics 28-day female reproductive cycle

Tissues in EVATAR device produce and respond to hormones similar to those in the body
(p.7)

Un sistema microfluídico mimetiza el ciclo reproductor femenino

Los tejidos del dispositivo EVATAR producen y responden a las hormonas de forma similar a como ocurre en humanos
(p.7)

Crystal structure databases to have single portal

Organizations developing one-stop data deposition and search tool for organic and inorganic species
(p.8)

Pinning aryl groups on alkanes

Organosilicon-catalyzed reaction functionalizes even notoriously inert methane, without help from precious transition metals
(p.8)

An amino acid mystery

Lack of D-glutamate in mouse brains hints at undiscovered enzymes
(p.9)

Europe clears Dow-DuPont merger

DuPont to divest much of its pesticide business to satisfy competition concerns
(p.15)

Partnership funds first cohort of antibiotics research ventures

CARB-X support will go to U.S. and U.K. companies
(p.15)

WuXi, ShangPharma seek Chinese listings

Pharmaceutical service firms previously traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(p.16)

Another ethylene plant to rise on the Gulf

Total, Nova, and Borealis plan to spend $1.7 billion on a project in Texas
(p.17)

Trump order could impact U.S. energy prices, technology development

Nation will likely fall short of Paris Agreement emissions goal
(p.20)

Trump proposes funding cuts to U.S. science agencies

Plan would slash nonmilitary spending for remainder of fiscal 2017
(p.20)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Emerging tobacco products have cleaner chemistry than cigarettes but regulators remain leery of their benefit—and the companies developing them
(pp. 24-26)
For nearly 50 years, the chemistry innovator has advanced organometallics, olefin polymerization, and materials synthesis
(pp. 38-42)
Clean Harbors unit is first built in the U.S. in two decades
(pp. 34-35)
The 2017 Priestley Medalist recounts a life intertwined with chemistry
(pp. 44-49)
Selections from cen.chempics.org, where C&EN showcases the beauty of chemistry
(p.13)

Career & Employment

From science-loving Wichita schoolboy to crime-solving chemist
(p.36)

Letters

Letters(p.4)