The Best Chemistry of 2011 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 51 | pp. 13-16
Issue Date: December 19, 2011

Cover Stories: Chemical Year In Review 2011

The Best Chemistry of 2011

C&EN highlights the major research achievements of 2011
Department: Science & Technology
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C&EN’s weekly coverage each year adds up to hundreds of articles on important research advances in chemistry. Our annual Chemical Year In Review reveals our choices for some of the superlative achievements that we featured in 2011. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the ramifications of these developments. These selections, displayed in no particular order, are necessarily subjective and not intended to be comprehensive. Indeed, these discoveries represent only a few examples of the many ways that chemists are pushing the boundaries of what we know and what we are capable of doing.

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Constantinos M. Paleos (December 19, 2011 10:16 AM)
It is impressive that a small country like Greece is represented by three researchers of Greek orign in this Chemical Year in Review Cover Story and specifically by John P.A. Ioannidisof Stanford, Orestis Panagitou of the University of Ioannina and Phaedon Avouris at IBM.

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