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April 24, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 17
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April 24, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 17
Researchers are optimistic that improving relations with the U.S. will lead to stronger collaborations
By Andrea Widener
(pp. 34-43)
Features
Business
Companies take on the growing oligonucleotides business with diverse technologies (pp. 15-17)
Science & Technology
No one seems to know why a chemical widely used in organic synthesis briefly disappeared and still remains scarce (pp. 18-20)
Back Issues
 
Un mejor futuro para la química en Cuba
Los investigadores son optimistas: mejorar las relaciones con EE.UU. producirá colaboraciones más eficaces.
(pp. 34-43)
 

News of the Week

How naked mole rats survive oxygen deprivation

The quirky mammals rewire their metabolism to endure suffocating situations, study finds
(p.4)

New way to make chiral arenes

Combined chemical and biocatalytic method installs group important in drug design
(p.5)

Quantum dots are superefficient at generating hydrogen

A new type of photoelectrochemical cell achieves better than 100% efficiency in a hydrogen-generating reaction for the first time
(p.5)

Extending the reach of covalent drugs

Inhibitors that bond covalently with oxidized protein residues could represent a new class of drugs
(p.6)

Lowest density MOF to date

Simple building blocks produce complex structure with a unit cell made up of 816 uranium nodes and 816 organic linkers
(p.6)

AkzoNobel to exit chemicals within 12 months

CEO calls divestment plan superior to PPG’s takeover offer
(p.9)

Historic DuPont Building slated for redevelopment

Chemours will occupy renewed space, and the adjacent turn-of-the-century Hotel DuPont will be preserved
(p.9)

Ashland to buy Pharmachem for $660 million

Deal will add specialized supplement and fragrance ingredients to Ashland’s food and personal care businesses
(p.10)

Nova will buy Williams’s ethylene plant

Transaction is Canadian firm’s second recent U.S. Gulf Coast deal
(p.10)

Lack of safety management system led to explosion

CSB releases a report on the 2016 explosion at an Airgas facility that killed one worker
(p.13)

U.S. H-1B visas for chemistry jobs and institutions seeking them

These 10 institutions applied for the most visas for jobs with titles that include the word “chemist.”
(p.13)
 

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Departments

Science & Technology

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Selections from cen.chempics.org, where C&EN showcases the beauty of chemistry
No one seems to know why a chemical widely used in organic synthesis briefly disappeared and still remains scarce
UC Berkeley biochemist discusses how CRISPR could affect chemistry in areas including drug discovery and agriculture
Achieving improvements in capacity and thermal stability

Government & Policy

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Plans to slash fiscal 2018 spending would severely cut back agency’s activities
To combat dim political views of science, researchers could launch election bids
Researchers are optimistic that improving relations with the U.S. will lead to stronger collaborations