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July 6, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 27
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July 6, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 27
These daring young scientists are using chemistry to make the planet a better place
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Features
Business
Materials for photolithography, atomic layer deposition, and chemical mechanical planarization aid semiconductor miniaturization (pp. 31-37)
Science & Technology
Proponents aim to tap vast nuclear energy potential of obscure natural resource (pp. 44-46)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: C&EN’s Talented 12

Emily Balskus: The Microbiome Code Breaker
Microbe maven is exploring the chemistry of our bodies’ bacteria
(p.12)
Tobias Erb: The CO2 Wrangler
Chemical biologist is developing enzymatic ways to turn the excess CO2 in our atmosphere into useful stuff
(p.13)
Karen Havenstrite: The Soothe Seer
Chemical entrepreneur is improving contact lens design
(p.14)
Jacob Hooker: The Mind Mapper
Radiochemist makes probes for studying chemical dysfunction in the brain
(p.15)
Kami Hull: The Green Aminator
Synthesis innovator is developing greener, more efficient methods for modifying molecules
(p.16)
Matt Kanan: The Renewable Energy Reaper
Jack of all trades is catalytically converting CO2 into fuels and chemical building blocks
(p.18)
Luke Lavis: The Fluorescence Phenom
Molecular designer dreams up dyes that let researchers map molecules inside cells
(p.19)
Troy Lister: The Bug Battler
Medicinal chemist takes unconventional approach to battling bacteria
(p.22)
Matt MacDonald: The Oxidation Agent
Organosilicon chemist creates molecules to help shrink electronics
(p.23)
Denis Malyshev: The DNA Amplifier
Synthetic biologist is expanding the genetic alphabet to create unnatural proteins
(p.24)
Hosea Nelson: The Bioactives Builder
Organic chemist is finding new synthetic routes to Mother Nature’s molecules
(p.26)
Brad Olsen: The Macromolecule Melder
Materials maverick is powering up polymers by joining them with proteins
(p.27)
 

News of the Week

Supreme Court Blocks EPA Limits On Power Plant Mercury Emissions

Air Pollution: Justices say agency should have considered costs earlier in the regulatory process
(p.5)

Celgene Bets On Immunotherapy With Big Juno Investment

Biotech: Deal is meant to create cancer immunotherapy powerhouse
(p.6)

Roses Produce Their Sweet Scent Through An Unexpected Route

Plant Chemistry: Newly discovered enzyme responsible for major component of rose fragrance
(p.6)

More p-Xylene Protests Erupt In China

Safety: Residents of Shanghai loudly object to a plant that the government insists is not being planned
(p.7)

Sex Differences And Pain

Neuroscience: Findings in mice demonstrate the need to study animals of both sexes in biomedical research, scientists say
(p.7)

Obama Signs Trade Bill

Commerce: Chemical industry sees boost in exports in years ahead
(p.8)

Sedative For Lethal Injections Affirmed

Death Penalty: Supreme Court upholds use of midazolam
(p.8)

Chemists Demonstrate New Feats Of Hydroamination

Organic Synthesis: Two groups turn underutilized internal alkenes and
alkynes into chiral amines

(p.9)

DuPont Challenges Fines Levied For Deadly Methyl Mercaptan Leak

Safety: Company appeals Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s findings and $99,000 penalty
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Proponents aim to tap vast nuclear energy potential of obscure natural resource
(pp. 44-46)
Molecular designer dreams up dyes that let researchers map molecules inside cells
(p.19)
Medicinal chemist takes unconventional approach to battling bacteria
(p.22)
Organosilicon chemist creates molecules to help shrink electronics
(p.23)
Synthetic biologist is expanding the genetic alphabet to create unnatural proteins
(p.24)
Organic chemist is finding new synthetic routes to Mother Nature’s molecules
(p.26)
Chemical biologist is developing enzymatic ways to turn the excess CO2 in our atmosphere into useful stuff
(p.13)
Materials maverick is powering up polymers by joining them with proteins
(p.27)
Chemical entrepreneur is improving contact lens design
(p.14)
Microbe maven is exploring the chemistry of our bodies’ bacteria
(p.12)
Radiochemist makes probes for studying chemical dysfunction in the brain
(p.15)
Jack of all trades is catalytically converting CO2 into fuels and chemical building blocks
(p.18)
Synthesis innovator is developing greener, more efficient methods for modifying molecules
(p.16)
These daring young scientists are using chemistry to make the planet a better place
(p.11)

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