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September 11, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 36
20130828-OC-RBN-3316
September 11, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 36
Top-selling organophosphate insecticide is at the heart of U.S. political, legal fight
By Britt E. Erickson
(pp. 27-30)
Features
Business
Latest C&EN survey shows that women are slowly consolidating corporate gains (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Scientists want to develop photonic materials to bring quantum communication closer to reality (pp. 19-21)
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News of the Week

Houston’s chemical industry rebounds from Harvey

Refiners and chemical companies restart production, help employees get back on their feet
(pp. 4-5)

What made Arkema’s peroxides unstable in Harvey’s aftermath?

Chemists explain peroxide bond stability and thermal runaway
(p.5)

Chemists retract 15-year-old paper and publish a revised version

After discovering they misidentified the molecule central to the study, researchers carry out a structural do over
(p.6)

Synthetic simplification of hallucinogen pays off

ChemRxiv paper discloses total synthesis of salvinorin A analog that suppresses itch in mice
(p.6)

Technique pinpoints active sites on catalyst surfaces

Scanning microscopy detects activity with unprecedented resolution while reactions occur
(p.7)

Trees with a probiotic boost clean up of a carcinogen

Symbiotic bacteria help poplars strip trichloroethylene from groundwater
(p.7)

Lilly to cut jobs, close R&D sites

Some 3,500 positions will be shed amid latest research shake-up
(p.10)

Sanofi ends Zika vaccine research

Other vaccine efforts continue, even as virus abates
(p.10)

Germany’s Merck eyes consumer products exit

Plan to sell business continues pharmaceutical industry’s love-hate relationship with OTC drugs
(p.11)

Startup sues L’Oreal over anti-aging ingredient

Use of the nucleoside adenosine to erase wrinkles is at the heart of a David versus Goliath dispute
(p.11)

American Chemical Society seeks judgment against Sci-Hub

Pirated papers distributor has not responded to lawsuit
(p.14)

Texas flood shows need for chemical safety rule, advocates say

Activists point to fires at Arkema plant
(p.14)

Industrial solvent widely found in U.S. drinking water

Environmental group maps 1,4-dioxane contamination across 50 states
(p.15)

U.S. chemical risk program gets mixed review

Congress hears criticism and praise for EPA program Trump planned to defund
(p.15)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Activists point to fires at Arkema plant
(p.14)
Top-selling organophosphate insecticide is at the heart of U.S. political, legal fight
(pp. 27-30)
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Science & Technology

Chemists argue that the following 13 women deserved a prize
(pp. 22-24)
Scientists want to develop photonic materials to bring quantum communication closer to reality
(pp. 19-21)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning untangles the molecular components of various adhesives.
(p.25)
Prototype device can detect traces of peanuts, other allergens in minutes
(p.8)
Optimized sulfated polysaccharide could be safer or have more-reversible activity than existing synthetic and animal-derived versions
(pp. 8-9)
A single amino acid swap in a membrane protein confers resistance to keep frogs safe from their own toxin
(p.8)
Adamantane-like molecule could become a favorite porous material for a range of applications
(p.9)
Water droplets extract compounds that can distinguish between normal tissue and cancer tissue
(p.9)
Method merges two four-membered rings into an eight-membered macrocycle
(p.9)

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