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September 25, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 38
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September 25, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 38
While consumers can now buy their own hydrogen-powered vehicles, industry looks to expand the refueling infrastructure and lower the cost of fuel-cell cars
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 28-32)
Features
Science & Technology
Organic chemists grapple with this question as standardized methods for substrate analysis come online (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Florida International University’s José Almirall discusses standards and tools needed to comb through fire debris for chemical evidence (pp. 19-20)
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(p.3)

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(p.4)

Synthetic receptors imitate GPCRs

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(p.4)

3-D printers make aluminum pieces without cracks

Nanoparticles help print metal alloys more effectively
(p.5)

Copper nanoparticles could help recycle CO2 into fuel

New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to two- and three-carbon compounds
(p.7)

BASF to buy Solvay’s nylon business for $1.9 billion

Deal provides back integration to adiponitrile, a key raw material
(p.10)

Ethanol from trashy sources advances

Firms turn to garbage and wheat straw to make the fuel alcohol
(p.10)

Kuraray snags Calgon Carbon for $1.1 billion

Japanese acquirer says the activated carbon maker will make it a global force in filtration media
(p.11)

Triple Boston biotech launch includes Kaleido, LifeMine, and Disarm Therapeutics

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(p.11)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Florida International University’s José Almirall discusses standards and tools needed to comb through fire debris for chemical evidence
(pp. 19-20)
While consumers can now buy their own hydrogen-powered vehicles, industry looks to expand the refueling infrastructure and lower the cost of fuel-cell cars
(pp. 28-32)
Process that extracts wood preservatives and produces biofuel reduces the environmental impact of disposing of the chemically treated wood
(p.8)
Synthesis method based on bulky calixarene gold clusters yields an unusual combination of structural features
(p.8)
Findings in mice provide further insight into the mechanism behind the greatest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease
(p.9)
MOF-derived catalyst enables heterogeneous reductive aminations without precious metals
(p.9)
Eco-friendly vineyard pest-control compound made more efficiently by new process
(pp. 8-9)
Organic chemists grapple with this question as standardized methods for substrate analysis come online
(pp. 16-18)
Chemists design a pathway to ketamine analogs that could open the door to better drug treatments
(p.9)
The chemical industry can take several approaches to build a dynamic and diverse 21st-century workforce.
(pp. 24-26)
Un ‘brazo’ gira adelante y atrás y añade piezas de manera estereoselectiva
(p.3)

Career & Employment

Chemjobber on the pros and cons of videoconferencing interviews and how to prepare for them
(p.22)

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