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March 21, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 12
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March 21, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 12
As Sasol’s huge petrochemical project lifts Southwest Louisiana, an environmental justice community dissolves in its shadow
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 33-45)
Features
Science & Technology
Cutting phosphorus pollution makes lakes clear again, but some experts are calling for nitrogen cuts too (pp. 21-23)
Science & Technology
减少磷污染使得湖水重新洁净,但一些专家呼吁同時要减少氮污染 (pp. 21-23)
Business
A surge in craft beers gives rise to a niche market for analytical chemistry (pp. 24-25)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Mossville’s end

An oral history project aims to preserve Mossville
Sasol underwrites a “huge” endeavor at Louisiana State University
(p.41)
 

News of the Week

San Diego hosts ACS national meeting

Society selects its candidates for 2017 President-Elect
(p.5)

ACS Meeting News: Caged enzymes for bioremediation

Vault particles could protect pollutant-degrading proteins
(p.6)

ACS Meeting News: Cesium atom coordinates with 16 fluorine atoms in record-setting complex

Cesium bis(perfluorotriphenylborane)amide salt maxes out number of possible bonds
(p.6)

ACS Meeting News: Chemists unveil ‘truly sustainable’ polymers

New method combines a biobased monomer and metal-free catalyst to make recyclable polyesters
(p.7)

ACS Meeting News: How nature grows the tough biomineral that makes up seashells and animal claws

Scanning probe study identifies the surface-chemistry-driven process that likely forms calcite
(p.8)

ACS Meeting News: Green carboxylation could convert biomass to plastic

Process uses CO2 to synthesize plastic monomer in a relatively energy-efficient manner
(p.9)

ACS Meeting News: Mixing device lets researchers measure reactions as fast as 1 microsecond

Ultrafast mixing and nanoelectrospray allow observation of reaction times as fast as one microsecond
(p.10)

ACS Meeting News: National Academies report calls for improved chemistry communication with the public

Panel recommends strategies for sharing chemistry outside of school
(p.10)

DiCE debuts with major Sanofi pact

Company’s technology enables small molecules to disrupt protein-protein interactions
(p.14)

Program gives start-ups national lab access

Awards to 33 small businesses will help develop, validate clean energy technologies
(p.14)

BASF and Avantium join for biopolyester

Partnership could challenge technology from DuPont and ADM
(p.15)

Fine chemical makers invest

New York City’s DCAT meeting is venue for numerous announcements
(p.15)

Food & Drug Administration clears way for gene-altered mosquito

Oxitec moves closer to releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida field trial to fight the Zika virus
(p.18)

GMO food labeling bill stalls in the U.S. Senate

Measure that would have voided state labeling rules fails to garner enough support, but could come up again later this year
(p.18)
 

Departments

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Business

A surge in craft beers gives rise to a niche market for analytical chemistry
(pp. 24-25)
German chemical giant is capitalizing on the output of its anniversary brainstorming sessions
(p.31)
As Sasol’s huge petrochemical project lifts Southwest Louisiana, an environmental justice community dissolves in its shadow
(pp. 33-45)
Sasol underwrites a “huge” endeavor at Louisiana State University
(p.41)
利用母公司在炼油领域的经验,这家韩国定制药物制造商引导它的客户接受连续工艺。
(pp. 28-29)