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October 2, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 39
October 2, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 39
Chemical makers like BASF and Dow take on big data
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 26-30)
Use of the deadly chemical is on the rise in the gold mining industry (pp. 18-19)
Science & Technology
Dutch chemist discusses promoting science and his concerns about our failure to solve environmental problems (pp. 20-21)
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Government & Policy

Advocacy groups challenge EPA rules under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act
(pp. 22-23)

Science & Technology

Dutch chemist discusses promoting science and his concerns about our failure to solve environmental problems
(pp. 20-21)
Single amino acid change made Zika virus more deadly to developing brain cells
Encasing the charge-conducting material in methyl cellulose yields gelled electrolyte for charge-storage devices
Study of monomeric protein seems to invalidate ‘rusty hinge’ mechanism
Analogs of Togni’s iodine compounds could expand versatility and use of perfluoroalkyl transfer reagents
(pp. 10-11)
With FeOH model system, chemists observe key step in hydroxylation of C–H bonds for the first time
Spectroscopy shows enhancement arises from electron donation from ionic liquid to catalytic metal atom
Unos investigadores llevan el concepto de par ácido-base de Lewis a una nueva dimensión con un nuevo método de reticulación en geles con propiedades "autocurativas"

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