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November 30, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 47
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November 30, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 47
Computer-led searching for new solar-cell, catalyst, and dielectric materials offers advantages over traditional trial-and-error lab methods
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 8-11)
Features
Business
Although green chemistry is a latecomer to the lab, instruments and analysis methods are changing (pp. 14-16)
Newscripts
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News of the Week

Pfizer, Allergan To Combine

Pharmaceuticals: Potential drug behemoth already faces criticism on more than one front
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Boron Ring Takes Aromaticity To A New Low

Chemical Bonding: A new sandwich molecule contains the smallest and lightest aromatic ring possible
(p.4)

No Strings Attached In Compound Library Deal

Pharmaceuticals: AstraZeneca and Sanofi agree to exchange 210,000 chemicals from drug discovery libraries
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Chemical Safety Board Moves To Fire Two Top Staff

Watchdog group sides with terminated managing director, prepares to challenge decision
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Vegetable Oils Improve Super Strong Plastic Fibers

Polymer Chemistry: Green production method can be used to make ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene stronger, less expensive, or both
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New Desalination Method Shocks The Salts Out Of Water

Environment: Prototype device uses electrodialysis to produce freshwater
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Protein Designers Roll Out A Barrel

Protein Design: After 28 years of failure, researchers have finally succeeded in creating from scratch a TIM-barrel, the most common protein fold found in enzymes
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ACS News

A fascination with spider silk and uses for natural materials led this ACS Scholar to an industrial career in materials science
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Government & Policy

European universities and governments are trying to find ways to connect migrants from Syria and beyond to the scientific community
(pp. 23-24)
Far-reaching climate accord may well emerge—but it likely won’t have the desired effect on global temperatures
(pp. 21-22)
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Science & Technology

Tulsa-based artist grows crystals on skeletons and dried insects
(pp. 30-31)
A look at recent patenting activity in environmentally friendly propellants, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
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Eye drops loaded with sterols can break up cataracts in animals, but some experts are skeptical about whether the treatment will work in people
(pp. 28-29)
Computer-led searching for new solar-cell, catalyst, and dielectric materials offers advantages over traditional trial-and-error lab methods
(pp. 8-11)
Enlace Químico: una nueva molécula sándwich contiene el anillo aromático más ligero posible.
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Newscripts

Editor's Page

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