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July 24, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 30
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July 24, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 30
Strong industry performance continues as profits rise despite declining sales
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 30-35)
Features
Science & Technology
Speakers at the meeting defend the field and call for more collaboration (pp. 16-19)
Business
Covestro pushes polyurethane, not epoxy, as the polymer needed to make blades bigger and lighter (pp. 20-21)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

U.S. team makes history at International Chemistry Olympiad

High school students score four golds for first time in team’s history
(p.4)

Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin

Mesh design allows airflow through skintight, stretchable gold electronics
(p.5)

Weighing the proton

More precise measurements suggest that the subatomic particle is lighter than previously thought
(p.5)

Mass spec might aid bomb-sniffing dogs

A device that detects vapors from explosives could help handlers improve canine training
(p.6)

Polymer ‘pulleys’ could boost Li-ion battery performance

Mechanical polymers prevent silicon anode disintegration
(p.6)

Designer molecule silences mitochondrial genes

Peptidelike molecule passes through mitochondrial double membrane to turn off genes
(p.7)

Growing liver tissue from seed

Hydrogel patterned with cells expands into functioning liver tissue in response to liver damage
(p.7)

Another try at Vietnam’s first cracker

After other failed attempts, Thailand’s Siam Cement says it will move project ahead
(p.10)

Nektar advances abuse-proof opioid

Biotech firm uses PEGylation to stem euphoria effect
(p.10)

AkzoNobel’s CEO steps down unexpectedly

Ton Büchner is replaced by Thierry Vanlancker, former head of chemicals
(p.11)

Ethylene exports from the U.S. planned

Enterprise and other firms are looking to build terminals to send the petrochemical building block overseas
(p.11)

Michael Dourson tapped to lead U.S. EPA chemical program

Toxicologist’s nomination garners praise and concerns
(p.14)

Water tainted with perfluorocarbons by U.S. military is focus of legislation

House of Representatives passes bill that would require study of health effects, impacts of potential drinking water regulation on development of substitutes
(p.14)

Most plastics are discarded, study finds

Study examines production and fate of ubiquitous material
(p.15)

U.S. court backs EPA’s delay of chlorpyrifos ban

Decision is a victory for the Trump Administration
(p.15)
 

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Departments

Business

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Covestro pushes polyurethane, not epoxy, as the polymer needed to make blades bigger and lighter
(pp.20-21)
Entrepreneurs forge ahead with new, on-purpose wells, but they need Congress to clarify lease terms
(pp.22-23)
Strong industry performance continues as profits rise despite declining sales
(pp.30-35)

Science & Technology

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Mesh design allows airflow through skintight, stretchable gold electronics
(p.5 )
Graphenelike groupings of boron atoms in molybdenum diboride actively catalyze hydrogen evolution reaction
(p.8 )
Inexpensive complex turns the greenhouse gas into fuel at ambient temperature and pressure
(p.8 )
Poly(phosphaisoprene) and poly(phosphabutadiene) offer new variations on natural and synthetic rubber
(p.8 )
Disrupting endosomes and skipping endosomes entirely ease cell entry
(pp.8-9)
Chemists develop a convenient approach to safely using tetrafluoroethylene in organic synthesis
(p.9 )
X-ray scattering studies of water nanodroplets close gap between experiments and simulations
(p.9 )
Speakers at the meeting defend the field and call for more collaboration
(pp.16-19)
Stosh Kozimor discusses his work with actinides and how these radioactive elements might help treat cancer
(pp.24-25)

Government & Policy

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Toxicologist’s nomination garners praise and concerns
(p.14 )
Study examines production and fate of ubiquitous material
(p.15 )

Letters

(p.2 )