February 11, 2013 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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February 11, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 6
February 11, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 6
Suppliers see opportunities in formulation development to grow their businesses by addressing drug delivery challenges
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 10-18)
Chemical firms cook up new recipes, but none will work for all foods and beverages (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
Airplane fires refocus attention on rare but serious battery hazards and ways to avoid them (pp. 33-37)
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Prized Piperidines, Pronto

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Boosting U.S. Exports

Free Trade: Pact with European Union would bolster chemical sector competitiveness, says industry report

Protection From Poisonous Gold

Microbiology: Bacteria secrete a peptide to shield against the metal’s toxicity

Bee Study Prompts Action

Environment: European Union proposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides linked to bee declines

Gut Bacteria Free Hidden Mycotoxins From Food

Health: Current detection methods don’t look for toxin derivatives



Two books take very different approaches to explain the periodic table, with satisfaction to be had from each
(pp. 40-41)

Science & Technology

Nanofiltration membrane technique separates vegetable oil molecules, opening the way to their broader industrial use
(pp. 37-38)
Airplane fires refocus attention on rare but serious battery hazards and ways to avoid them
(pp. 33-37)

Editor's Page


Letters(pp. 2-4)