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September 9, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 36
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September 9, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 36
By Josh Fischman
(pp. 26-27)
Features
Science & Technology
Decades of chemistry discoveries illustrated (pp. 48-49)
ACS News
 (pp. 84-86)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Nine For Ninety

Chemical Connections
Chemists have long pondered the nature of chemical bonding and continue to chase down their dreams of fully understanding it
(pp. 28-33)
Antibacterial Boom And Bust
After a flurry of discovery in the 20th century, the antibacterial drug pipeline is now drying up
(pp. 34-37)
Antibacterial History
Number of successful antibacterial classes discovered per decade
(pp. 34-37)
Small Science, Big Future
Whether nanotechnology will fulfill its promise and transform the world remains to be seen, but scientists have ambitious plans for the field
(pp. 38-42)
Understanding The Workings Of Life
Pinpointing three-dimensional arrangements of proteins has been crucial for understanding the chemistry of living cells
(pp. 44-49)
Chemistry By The Numbers
From data collection and analysis to quantum calculations, computers have revolutionized chemistry
(pp. 51-55)
Plastic Planet
These chains of molecules have transformed society during the past century, for better and for worse
(pp. 56-62)
The Catalysis Chronicles
Industrial process began as more art than science but ended up powering a planet and leading to new chemicals
(pp. 64-68)
Giving Chemists A Helping Hand
Analytical instruments have answered crucial questions—and given scientists tools to pose new queries
(pp. 70-73)
It’s Not Easy Being Green
Chemists have become more environmentally sensitive during the past 50 years, but big challenges remain
(pp. 75-79)
 

News of the Week

Ironing Out Nitrogen Fixation

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Iron catalyst could aid search for improved ammonia process
(p.15)

Firms Spar Over Hepatitis Drug

Patents: Merck & Co., too, claims a stake in hepatitis C drug from Gilead
(p.16)

Newborn Gene Screens

Health: National Institutes of Health program will evaluate use of genome sequencing at birth
(p.16)

Nanocrystal-Based Electronics Repaired With Indium

Indium fixes defects created when nanocrystal thin films are exposed to air or solvents
(p.17)

Phillip Savage Named New Editor Of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

University of Michigan chemical engineering professor will succeed Donald Paul in January 2014
(p.17)

Agencies Advise On Ammonium Nitrate

Policy: Administration takes initial steps to address worker and public safety issues
(p.18)

Unilever Seeks More Renewables

Industrial Biotech: Consumer products firm, U.K. university join for biobased chemicals development
(p.18)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Whether nanotechnology will fulfill its promise and transform the world remains to be seen, but scientists have ambitious plans for the field
(pp. 38-42)
Pinpointing three-dimensional arrangements of proteins has been crucial for understanding the chemistry of living cells
(pp. 44-49)
Chemists have long pondered the nature of chemical bonding and continue to chase down their dreams of fully understanding it
(pp. 28-33)
Analytical instruments have answered crucial questions—and given scientists tools to pose new queries
(pp. 70-73)
These chains of molecules have transformed society during the past century, for better and for worse
(pp. 56-62)
From data collection and analysis to quantum calculations, computers have revolutionized chemistry
(pp. 51-55)
Industrial process began as more art than science but ended up powering a planet and leading to new chemicals
(pp. 64-68)
Chemists have become more environmentally sensitive during the past 50 years, but big challenges remain
(pp. 75-79)
(pp. 26-27)
After a flurry of discovery in the 20th century, the antibacterial drug pipeline is now drying up
(pp. 34-37)
Decades of chemistry discoveries illustrated
(pp. 48-49)

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