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February 26, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 9
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February 26, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 9
With an eye toward soft robotics and self-assembling medical devices, scientists are finding out how best to trigger and put to work materials that move
By Manny I. Fox Morone
(pp. 36-42)
Features
Business
C&EN’s ranking of scientific equipment makers reflects strong sales to a broad range of customers (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
Carousing with the colorful powder gets wild during the Hindu festival of Holi, but celebrants should take care to play it safe (pp. 28-29)
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News of the Week

Las proteínas no necesitan estructuras muy definidas para conseguir uniones fuertes

Dos proteínas se enlazan con gran afinidad a un complejo que cambia de forma continuamente
(p.3)

Proteins don’t need well-defined structures to bind strongly

Two proteins bind with high affinity in a complex that changes form continuously
(p.3)

Liquid metal electrode makes superstretchy nanogenerator

Device harvests energy from human motion with help of gallium, indium, and tin alloy
(p.4)

Polar bear hair inspires stealth fabric

A cape made from porous fibers traps heat and hides a bunny from night-vision cameras
(p.4)

Borylenes nab nitrogen

Notoriously inert gas captured by a main-group element for the first time
(p.5)

Pressure squeezes reduction reactions out of crystals

Mechanochemistry method leverages ligand design to reduce metals
(p.6)

Technique finds bioactive compounds with novel mechanisms

Bacterial metabolite analysis identifies library compounds that fight tuberculosis in a new way
(p.6)

Aryl C–H bonds succumb to fluorination

Transition-metal-fluoride electrophile reacts with druglike molecules
(p.7)

3M to pay $850 million to settle fluorosurfactants lawsuit

Agreement with state of Minnesota comes just as trial was to start
(p.12)

Gilead wins reversal in $2.5 billion dispute with Merck

Judge overturns jury award that centered on breakthrough hepatitis C active ingredient sofosbuvir
(p.12)

AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics team up for Alzheimer’s gene therapy

Voyager will make gene therapies to deliver AbbVie antibodies that target tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s
(p.13)

New Toyota magnet cuts rare-earth use

Automaker targets neodymium in new formula for magnets used in electric motors
(p.13)

Bipartisan bill would authorize U.S. EPA to ratchet down HFCs

Supporters say measure would protect domestic chemical manufacturing jobs and environment
(p.16)

Chemical manufacturers support extending plant security law

Antiterrorism program known as CFATS is successful, industry tells Congress
(p.16)
 

Departments

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Business

For Planetary Resources CEO, water-seeking satellites are just the beginning
(pp. 30-31)
Detergents industry enjoys the economic good times as it puzzles over the web
(pp. 32-33)
Companies are rushing to develop drugs that activate a protein called STING, which fires up the innate immune system, potentially helping existing checkpoint inhibitors work for more cancers more often
(pp. 24-26)
C&EN’s ranking of scientific equipment makers reflects strong sales to a broad range of customers
(pp. 20-23)
For Planetary Resources CEO, water-seeking satellites are just the beginning
(pp. 30-31)
Agreement with State of Minnesota comes just as trial was to start
(p.12)
Voyager will make gene therapies to deliver AbbVie antibodies that target tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer’s
(p.13)

ACS News

From science fairs to summer research, this alum learned what it really meant to be a chemist
(p.43)
Print

Government & Policy

Average annual growth in enrollment for chemical engineering was higher than chemistry over the last decade, though growth in graduation rates was similar
(p.34)
Supporters say measure would protect domestic chemical manufacturing jobs and environment
(p.16)
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Science & Technology

Carousing with the colorful powder gets wild during the Hindu festival of Holi, but celebrants should take care to play it safe
(pp. 28-29)
C&EN’s curated list of things to do, people to see, and science to learn
(pp. 4-7)
Carefully designed cuts in tape make it stick 10 times as strongly yet peel off easily when needed
(p.8)
Engineered bioluminescent system lets scientists see cells in deep tissue of moving animals
(p.8)
Mechanochemistry method leverages ligand design to reduce metals
(p.6)
Disposable electrodes capped with functionalized phosphorene offer quick, simple method to measure bovine disease markers
(p.8)
A cape made from porous fibers traps heat and hides a bunny from night-vision cameras
(p.4)
With an eye toward soft robotics and self-assembling medical devices, scientists are finding out how best to trigger and put to work materials that move
(pp. 36-42)
Thinking about outsourcing your API production to a contract development and manufacturing organization? Ask these three questions first.

Letters

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