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March 5, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 10
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March 5, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 10
Women weigh in on what’s working—and what isn’t—in the effort to create an inclusive culture in biotech and pharma
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 26-33)
Features
Science & Technology
Mass analyzer remains popular for quantitative applications that require sensitivity and selectivity (pp. 15-18)
Science & Technology
Some microbes thrive on biofuels and can contaminate fuel equipment and clog engines (pp. 19-21)
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News of the Week

Chemists test computer-planned syntheses for the first time

Can Chematica plan better synthetic routes than people can? Some chemists are skeptical
(p.3)

Químicos prueban por primera vez síntesis planificadas por ordenador

¿Puede Chematica planificar mejores rutas sintéticas que las personas? Algunos químicos se muestran escépticos.
(p.3)

Evolved enzymes serve up diverse cyclopropanes

Heme proteins make all possible isomers of prized 3-membered rings
(p.4)

Rechargeable battery weathers extreme cold conditions

Batteries that work at super low temperatures could power devices in space and the Arctic
(p.4)

Feast your ears on the first episode of our new podcast, Stereo Chemistry

Hear from some of the leaders in the field of metal-organic frameworks as we learn why MOFs are having a moment
(p.5)

Carbonate mineral forms diamond on its own

New geological mechanism involving carbonate suggests Earth’s lower mantle may be rich in diamond
(p.6)

Watching palladium directly synthesize hydrogen peroxide

Spectroscopy insights could lead to an inexpensive route to an industrial oxidizer
(p.6)

At Levi’s, lasers wear your jeans

New digital process produces vintage looks with fewer chemicals
(p.8)

Senti raises $53 million to improve cell therapies with synthetic gene circuits

The synthetic biology company, founded by Tim Lu, Jim Collins, and others, will develop cell therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases
(p.8)

Sulfur-based battery firms attract funding

Baseload Renewables and Oxis Energy secure multi-million-dollar investments
(p.8)

DowDuPont names its 3 planned spin-offs

The familiar Dow and DuPont brands will stay, but the agrochemical business gets a new name
(p.9)

New York City biotech scene gains more traction

Quentis Therapeutics and Kallyope raise funds as the city promises additional lab space
(p.9)

Chemours told to cut fluorocarbon air pollution from North Carolina plant

Tainted rain, contaminated drinking water linked to air emissions, state says
(p.12)

Industry falls short of supplying EU with all required safety information for chemicals

Toxicity data was most frequently missing type of information during past 10 years
(p.13)

Majority of government scientists in Canada still feel unable to speak freely to media

Number has dropped from 90% under Harper to 53% under Trudeau government, survey says
(p.13)

U.S. pollution enforcement down under Trump administration

EPA closed fewer cases, collected fewer penalties compared to prior administrations
(p.13)
 

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Science & Technology

Some microbes thrive on biofuels and can contaminate fuel equipment and clog engines
(pp. 19-21)
Adding sugars to a cutinase enzyme makes it more effective at breaking down polyethylene terephthalate
(p.7)
Treatment doesn’t sacrifice leather quality
(p.7)
Light-catalyzed reaction offers easy access to Z-isomer cross-coupling partners
(p.7)
Condensin maintains chromosome structure by acting as a molecular motor to extrude DNA loops
(p.5)
Mass analyzer remains popular for quantitative applications that require sensitivity and selectivity
(pp. 15-18)

Career & Employment

This bench chemist built her own business around the craft beer boom
(p.25)

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