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June 13, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 24
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June 13, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 24
A look back at the history of high-performance liquid chromatography and the column-packing materials that enabled its success
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 28-33)
Features
Science & Technology
From wax to vinyl, chemistry shaped the history of recorded sound (pp. 16-19)
Business
Many in the U.K. chemical industry and academia predict major fallout if the country exits the EU in the coming days (pp. 23-24)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: 50 years of HPLC

HPLC struggles with its version of Moore’s Law
Technique confronts practical limitations in pursuit of greater speed and accuracy
(pp. 35-36)
 

News of the Week

Autonomous chemically fueled molecular motor revs up

Molecular motor runs all by itself, without external intervention, on a tank of chemical fuel
(p.4)

Acetate’s unexpected role in obesity

Gut microbiome in rodents makes the small molecule, which promotes fat storage and increased appetite, study shows
(p.5)

Rock chemistry could solidify CO2 for storage

Reactions with basalt mineralize greenhouse gas to carbonate in two years
(p.5)

Chemists announce the end of the innocence for cyclopentadienyl

Supposedly unreactive ligand caught in the act of protonation, suggesting new opportunities in catalyst design
(p.6)

Diverse sources release pharmaceutical compounds to water

Sewer overflows and septic fields add to environmental contamination
(p.6)

Mercury sandwich complex snags fluoride

Exotic mercury-anion binding in anticrown complex could be a gateway to new chemistry
(p.7)

Proposed names for new periodic table elements announced by IUPAC

Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are likely to become nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson
(p.7)

Chemours headed for bankruptcy, short seller says

Liability related to perfluorooctanoic acid may overwhelm the DuPont spin-off
(p.10)

Emerging drug firms reap investments

Licensing and acquisition deals reach new highs in 2015
(p.10)

Merck to make drugs for contract manufacturer

Pharma giant plans $60 million investment in microbial facility to supply Fujifilm Diosynth
(p.11)

Outsourcing flourishes for synthetic biology firms

Ginkgo Bioworks, Amryis partner with firms that supply millions of DNA base pairs
(p.11)

Glyphosate faces uncertainty in EU

Member states fail to agree on reauthorization of controversial herbicide
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

From wax to vinyl, chemistry shaped the history of recorded sound
(pp. 16-19)
Technique confronts practical limitations in pursuit of greater speed and accuracy
(pp. 35-36)
A look back at the history of high-performance liquid chromatography and the column-packing materials that enabled its success
(pp. 28-33)
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning surveys the compounds dentists use to keep your pearly whites healthy
(p.27)
Un motor molecular funciona de manera independiente, sin necesidad de ayuda externa, en un depósito de combustible químico
(p.4)
El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning muestra una visión general de los compuestos que usan los dentistas para mantener tus dientes blancos, brillantes y sanos
(p.27)
在质子化作用中捕获到了一般认为不参加反应的配体,这意味着催化剂设计有了崭新的可能性
(p.6)