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May 9, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 19
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May 9, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 19
How scientists and the tools they wield can distinguish compelling, justifiable cosmetic claims from empty promises
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 28-34)
Features
Business
Low oil prices took a bite out of chemical sales, and deal-making reshuffled C&EN’s annual ranking (pp. 16-19)
Science & Technology
Despite strong governmental support, the renewable energy source faces technological challenges before it can take hold (pp. 20-22)
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News of the Week

Chemical treatment protects and improves promising 2-D material

Functionalizing black phosphorus with diazonium compounds can block oxidation
(p.4)

Ketamine metabolite could inspire fast-acting antidepressants

New findings indicate that hydroxynorketamine is essential for the drug’s activity in mice
(p.5)

New technique turns on specific kinases in mice

Genetic engineering, amino acid mutagenesis, and bioorthogonal chemistry combine to target kinase of choice
(p.5)

Boiling water may cause martian sand slides

Experiments offer new explanation for mysterious features on surface of Mars
(p.6)

Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto dies at 76

Codiscoverer of the buckyball was also known for his efforts in science advocacy
(p.6)

Hiding messages with molecules

The fluorescence spectrum of a sensor molecule provides an encryption key for messages
(p.7)

Protein design yields material with unprecedented two-way stretchiness

Synthetic material expands or contracts equally in two dimensions at the same time
(p.7)

Firm apologizes for poisoning hundreds

Top manager of Korean subsidiary is assaulted during press conference
(p.10)

Gilead charges Merck attorney with lying

Hepatitis C patent dispute reopened over allegedly pilfered chemical structure
(p.10)

AMRI to acquire Euticals

Deal for $358 million boosts service firm’s manufacturing in European
(p.11)

Sales drop for German majors

Oversupply hits some of Europe’s biggest firms in the first quarter
(p.11)

FDA approves first commercial test for Zika

Test detects the presence of the mosquito-borne virus in blood samples
(p.14)

Thinking ahead in graduate school

Chemistry Ph.D. students know the odds of getting an academic job but need more information about other careers, study shows
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Experiments offer new explanation for mysterious features on surface of Mars
(p.6)
Despite strong governmental support, the renewable energy source faces technological challenges before it can take hold
(pp. 20-22)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning describes how your shades protect your eyeballs from the sun’s radiation
(p.27)
El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning muestra cómo las gafas de sol protegen tus globos oculares de la radiación solar
(p.27)
La funcionalización del fósforo negro con sales de diazonio puede paralizar su oxidación.
(p.4)

Letters

Letters(pp. 2-3)