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August 28, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 34
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August 28, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 34
How the technologically important metals rose from obscurity to ubiquity
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 30-34)
Features
Business
As a massive wave of chemical plants comes online, companies chart different courses to the market (pp. 18-20)
Business
Government wants to make it compulsory for manufacturers to buy coverage against environmental damage (pp. 21-22)
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News of the Week

Washington, D.C., hosts ACS national meeting

Members take in the eclipse; society narrowly rejects financial support for international chapters
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Flow process streamlines assembly of essential antibiotic

ACS meeting news: System makes ciprofloxacin salt in nine minutes without pausing to purify individual synthesis steps
(p.6 )

Watching immune proteins and therapeutics diffuse through lymph nodes

ACS meeting news: Microfluidic device provides easy way to monitor cytokine migration
(p.6 )

Botanical supplements can inhibit drug-metabolizing enzymes

ACS Meeting News: Licorice extracts used to treat menopausal symptoms could disrupt proper drug metabolism, leading to possible interactions with prescription medication
(p.7 )

Triplet diradical cyclobutadiene spotted for the first time

ACS meeting news: Researchers use stabilizing silicon groups to tame the elusive species, a long-sought target of chemists studying aromaticity, chemical bonding, and reaction mechanisms
(p.7 )

Copper pairs up to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

ACS Meeting News: Unusual catalytic mechanism plays key role in engine emissions cleanup
(p.8 )

Prospecting for new antimicrobial molecules in dragon’s blood

ACS meeting news: Small, positively charged peptides from alligators and Komodo dragons could inspire new ways to fight infections
(p.8 )

New effort to develop meatless meat

UC Berkeley, Givaudan partner to make meat alternatives tastier
(p.12 )

Novartis and nonprofit launch trials of a novel malaria drug

A single-dose alternative advances as parasites develop resistance to complex standard regimens
(p.12 )

European regulators probe Bayer-Monsanto deal

Regulators fret over power the agchem giant would have
(p.13 )

Chemical Safety Board officials seek collaboration with ACS

ACS Meeting News: CSB applauds ACS’s recent efforts to elevate the importance of safety
(p.16 )

Treated wastewater sludge still harbors antibiotic resistance genes

ACS Meeting News: Findings raise public health concerns because sludge is often spread on farmlands
(p.16 )
 

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How the technologically important metals rose from obscurity to ubiquity
Tomás Palacios of MIT describes his vision for placing electronics everywhere
Water molecules slide rapidly through the 0.8-nm-diameter tubes
A new low-cost method assesses water chemistry by analyzing how it evaporates
Tweaks to tungsten-benzene complex enable a tandem addition reaction for making drug intermediates
Better understanding of nitrogen cycling from fertilizer runoff could help control emissions
Researchers develop a model that may be useful for finding compounds that bind to opioid receptors without side effects
Ruthenium-catalyzed process zeros in on individual hydroxyls in multihydroxylated compounds

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