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March 7, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 10
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March 7, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 10
Efforts to boost soil carbon aim to improve crop yields and combat climate change
By Britt E. Erickson
(pp. 40-44)
Features
Career & Employment
It’s no longer just pharma companies hiring, and knowledge of Chinese language is optional (pp. 25-27)
Science & Technology
In quest for the smallest possible aromatic ring, chemists have found winners in various categories (pp. 28-29)
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News of the Week

Octopus inspires electroluminescent skin

Light-up material can be stretched nearly six times its original length
(p.7)

Inhibiting metalloenzyme prevents damage caused by brain bleeding

New strategy may protect brain function after strokes that involve hemorrhage
(p.8)

Zapping Diels-Alder reactions

Electric field spurs reagents to join up in a non-redox transformation
(p.8)

Is UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry in danger?

Undergraduate petitions chancellor not to dissolve chemistry college to fix budget woes
(p.9)

Improved route from syngas to light olefins

Catalytic process has advantages over methanol- and Fischer Tropsch-based technologies
(p.10)

Phosphine ligand provides a new low for palladium catalysis

Sterically encumbered oxophosphole enables cross-coupling of complex aryl partners in water with a minimal amount of catalyst
(p.10)

Chemical industry and academia predict heavy impact from Brexit

Biotech investment would falter and academic research budgets would be cut, they say
(p.14)

Trouble brews for chip makers as neon shortage looms

Delays in development of neon-free lasers means chip makers will continue to rely on older neon-enabled photolithography
(p.14)

Chemical industry innovation is unevenly distributed

Dow-DuPont merger may result in bidding for stranded R&D capability
(p.15)

Dow and DuPont detail deal discussions

Companies started taking the merger idea seriously last spring
(p.15)

Dow settles price-fixing suit for $800 million

The death of Antonin Scalia left the company’s petition without a champion on the bench
(p.15)

EPA proposes new regulations for chemical plants

Agency would require consideration, not implementation, of inherently safer technologies
(p.18)

EPA to ban flubendiamide insecticide

Breakdown product is harmful to aquatic species, agency says
(p.18)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Inhibitors of the enzyme may kill cancer cells through mechanisms besides blocking it
(p.32)
Perspectives: Structural biologist suggests that chemists can help redefine good research behavior by telling the whole story
(pp. 34-35)
In quest for the smallest possible aromatic ring, chemists have found winners in various categories
(pp. 28-29)
C&EN reviews who’s who at chemistry’s beach party
(p.36)
El material luminiscente puede estirarse hasta seis veces su longitud original
(p.7)
发光材料能够拉伸至原始长度的六倍左右
(p.7)

Career & Employment

It’s no longer just pharma companies hiring, and knowledge of Chinese language is optional
(pp. 25-27)

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Letters

Letters(p.4)