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May 29, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 22
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May 29, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 22
Driven by the unique properties of ultrathin materials and their potential for new applications, researchers are crisscrossing the periodic table in search of new examples
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 36-40)
Features
Government & Policy
EPA gets flooded with ideas for modifying or delaying regulations (pp. 18-20)
Education
National Science Foundation data show slight increases in 2015 for academic chemistry research (pp. 22-23)
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(p.5)

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(p.7)

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(p.9)

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(p.12)

Investor puts out own version of the DowDuPont split

Activist Daniel Loeb argues Dow’s specialty chemicals are better suited for the specialty products spin-off
(p.12)

Clariant and Huntsman to join in $20 billion deal

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(p.13)

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(p.17)
 

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Science & Technology

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Autonomous light-powered device inspired by the carnivorous plant grabs onto reflective objects
As customers demand innovative products, chemistry turns to reinventing trusted, tested solutions.
Driven by the unique properties of ultrathin materials and their potential for new applications, researchers are crisscrossing the periodic table in search of new examples

Government & Policy

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EPA gets flooded with ideas for modifying or delaying regulations
Criteria will determine regulation of pesticides and biocides

Education

National Science Foundation data show slight increases in 2015 for academic chemistry research

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