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May 2, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 18
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May 2, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 18
Perovskite and other emerging photovoltaic technologies grab headlines. But will they ever come to market?
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 30-35)
Features
Science & Technology
Better understanding of the catalyst precursor’s properties could make palladium catalysis more predictable and reproducible (pp. 20-21)
Government & Policy
Push for technology transfer may have larger effect than funding boost (pp. 22-23)
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(p.10)

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Science & Technology

Chief executive of MEL Science discusses company’s new subscription-based chemistry set
(pp. 24-25)
Better understanding of the catalyst precursor’s properties could make palladium catalysis more predictable and reproducible
(pp. 20-21)
A chemistry stalwart says the field must remain the creative and useful science, and not become the narrow science
(pp. 28-29)
Perovskite and other emerging photovoltaic technologies grab headlines. But will they ever come to market?
(pp. 30-35)
Los compuestos de este modelo de estudio forman nucleótidos de manera espontánea en condiciones prebióticas
(p.7)

Career & Employment

(p.37)

Editor's Page

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