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May 8, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 19
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May 8, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 19
Personal care makers rush to harness the relationship between the microbiome and healthy skin. But will it work?
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 30-34)
Features
Science & Technology
C&EN follows the action on and off the track (pp. 16-19)
Science & Technology
One software developer wants to transform Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa into a tool for scientists (pp. 26-27)
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News of the Week

Nickel catalyst "chain walks" to produce fatty acids

Catalytic reaction adds carbon dioxide to selected C–H bonds in alkane and alkene derivatives
(p.5)

Un catalizador de níquel funciona como “engranaje” para producir ácidos grasos.

La reacción catalítica añade dióxido de carbono a determinados enlaces C–H en alcanos y alquenos.
(p.5)

Boosting NMR sensitivity

Technique that decouples electron spins from nuclear spins improves spectra
(p.6)

Making chiral zeolites in bulk

Enantio-enriched molecular sieves separate chiral molecules and mediate chiral reactions
(p.6)

Improved routes to thapsigargin

Two new syntheses could lead to scale-up of anticancer agent
(p.7)

Calysta raises money for fish food

Funds, new facility will help firm make feed from natural gas
(p.10)

Greenpeace warns about Chinese projects

Environmental group forecasts that coal-to-chemicals plants will account for a significant portion of CO2 emissions by 2020
(p.10)

Dow and Bayer sued for polluting university campus

West Virginia State University charges the two chemical firms poisoned groundwater with likely carcinogens
(p.11)

New paradigm for ammonia pursued

Japanese partnership to commercialize low-pressure approach to making basic chemical
(p.11)

ExxonMobil lacked adequate process safety at refinery

U.S. Chemical Safety Board says gaps in risk management led to blast
(p.14)

Science buoyed in 2017 U.S. spending proposal

Facing possible cuts, research agencies instead see growth
(p.14)

Indian chemists’ paper publishing, citation frequency said to lag

Output is far behind China’s, analysis finds
(p.15)

NIH will limit scientists' grants

New policy seeks to help early- and mid-career researchers
(p.15)
 

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Science & Technology

One software developer wants to transform Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa into a tool for scientists
(pp. 26-27)
C&EN follows the action on and off the track
(pp. 16-19)
Catalytic reaction adds CO2 to selected C–H bonds in alkane and alkene derivatives
(p.5)
A comic collaboration between C&EN and ChemScrapes cartoonist Brendan Burkett
(p.7)

Career & Employment

A passion for chemistry drove this one-time homemaker to become a tenured professor
(p.28)

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