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January 15, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 3
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January 15, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 3
Examining policies that will affect the U.S. chemistry enterprise in 2018
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Features
Science & Technology
Ford starts using the lightweight, tough material that keeps your cell phone safe in one of its cars (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains wildfire combustion and its impact on human health and the environment (p.20)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Nanosurfactants create droplet-sized reaction flasks

Chemists use magnets, lasers, and electricity to manipulate droplets with nanoparticle skins
(p.5)

Radio telescope spots aromatic molecule for first time

Detecting benzonitrile in space could help astronomers zero in on what else is out there
(p.6)

Two-dimensional materials could enable low-power telecommunications

Atomically thin materials can be made into a new class of electronic devices for memory cells and telecom switches
(p.6)

Un radiotelescopio observa por primera vez una molécula aromática

La detección de benzonitrilo en el espacio podría ayudar a los astrónomos a concentrarse en qué otras cosas hay ahí fuera
(p.6)

Rewritable paper goes technicolor

Metal-ligand complexes display a range of long-lasting colors that can be erased on demand, allowing paper to be reused
(p.7)

Water’s hypercooling point may be in reach

A new calculation suggests the unique freezing point might be achieved in the lab
(p.7)

Activating C–H bonds with isolated atoms

Copper decorated with lone platinum atoms catalyzes alkane conversions and resists fouling
(p.8)

Activating circadian clock kills cancer cells

Compound that targets the clock reduces brain cancer growth without side effects in mice
(p.8)

Investment flows at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Mergers and acquisitions are announced as venture capitalists invest in young companies
(p.10)

Shake-up in neuroscience R&D

Pfizer drops early development as Shire establishes a dedicated division
(p.11)

Start-ups invited to a cleantech show-off

10 successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technologies to large firms
(p.11)

Start-ups invited to a cleantech showoff

Ten successful applicants will get a chance to pitch their technology to large firms
(p.11)

Burning Iranian oil tanker raises environmental concerns for China’s coast

Potential spill could be 3 times as large as that from the Exxon Valdez
(p.14)

Iranian oil tanker burns after collision off China coast

Spill off China coast could be three times as large as from the Exxon Valdez
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains wildfire combustion and its impact on human health and the environment
(p.20)
Enzymes add lipids to many proteins, including some associated with cancer
(p.9)
Method may enable researchers to use X-ray techniques to probe interfacial chemical reactions with femtosecond resolution
(p.9)
Bioengineered process for making indigo removes need for reducing agents
(p.9)
Ford starts using the lightweight, tough material that keeps your cell phone safe in one of its cars
(pp. 16-17)

Career & Employment

We’re all guilty of putting things off. Here are some tips to overcome the inertia
(p.21)

Letters

(pp. 2-3)