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April 7, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 14
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April 7, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 14

Sound Science

Emerging technology and a wide-open market are spurring more companies to pursue drugs to treat or prevent hearing loss
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business

The Nicotine Fix For E-Cigarettes

Companies in nascent business seek high-quality supplies of their key ingredient (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology

Drugmakers Tune To New Channels

ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists set their sights on sensory ion channels to find pain, cancer, asthma treatments (pp. 37-39)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Salt Additives Can Be Used To Tailor Negishi Cross-Couplings

Organic Synthesis: Chemists find that adding a salt affects aryl- and alkylzinc reagents differently
(p.7)

Affirming Impacts Of Climate Change

IPCC: Report probes effects, adaptation, and vulnerabilities related to global warming
(p.8)

Cyanoformate Structure Could Aid Efforts To Trap Carbon Dioxide

Unstable Complex: Elusive ion’s unusual bonding could inform design of agents that capture greenhouse gas
(p.8)

Chinese Citizens Protest p-Xylene Plant

Demonstrations are latest against the polyester intermediate chemical
(p.9)

New Anticancer Target Identified

Drug Discovery: Cancer cells need MTH1 enzyme to thrive; inhibiting it kills them
(p.9)

Better Biomolecular Visualization

Bioorthogonal Chemistry: Easier tracking of biomolecules in vivo
(p.10)

GSK To Expand Across Africa

Pharmaceuticals: Drug firm plans lab, plants, and academic support to build local capabilities
(p.10)

Greenhouse Gas: White House releases new strategy targeting methane emissions

(p.11)

Trees Designed for Destruction

Plant Biochemistry: Chemical tweak to lignin could yield trees that are easier to pulp
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Emerging technology and a wide-open market are spurring more companies to pursue drugs to treat or prevent hearing loss
(pp. 12-17)
Companies in nascent business seek high-quality supplies of their key ingredient
(pp. 24-25)
Internet-based forums for idea generation have matured, but multiple approaches still compete for customers
(pp. 21-23)
Concentrates(pp. 18-19)
  1. Coke Bullish On PlantBottle Despite Feedstock Setback
  2. Momentive Nears Bankruptcy Filing
  3. ExxonMobil Adds Poly(α-Olefins)
  4. Celanese Considers Second Methanol Unit
  5. Ineos Will Shutter Plants In Grangemouth
  6. BASF Forms Pact With California Schools
  7. Staff Ideas Save Money For BASF
  8. Air Liquide Invests In Three Start-ups
  9. Minafin Scales Up Biobased Pentanediol
  10. Bayer Completes Exit From Carbon Nanotubes
  11. Celgene Expands Pact With Forma
  12. Serono, Pfizer, And Broad Institute Link
  13. AstraZeneca Plans Lab With U.K. NonpProfit
  14. Business Roundup

ACS News

(p.3)
(p.47)
Snapshots from the American Chemical Society national meeting
(pp. 48-49)
Obituaries(pp. 50-51)
  1. Rudolph A. (Rudy) Abramovitch
  2. Gary L. Asleson
  3. Donald J. Bettinger
  4. Gerard Cohan
  5. Peter F. King
  6. Robert S. Marianelli
  7. Douglas R. Shanklin
  8. Thomas H. Walnut
  9. Arden P. Zipp
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Government & Policy

Founding director of National Academies panel reflects on his more than two-decade career examining science and the economy
(p.32)
Members with decades of experience retire from partisan, deadlocked Congress
(pp. 30-32)
Concentrates(p.28)
  1. Senators Balk At Rules For Ammonium Nitrate
  2. U.S. Energy Use, Production Grow
  3. House Science Panel Increasingly Looks To Industry Witnesses
  4. EPA Acts On Nanosilver In Food Containers
  5. Government Roundup

Books

Author uses multiple points of view to examine the meaning of existence
(p.45)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Scrambling for an answer to scuttled Yucca Mountain storage facility, scientists eye clay
(p.40)
Last year’s increase in the percentage of female chemistry faculty occurred at the assistant professor level
(pp. 41-44)
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists set their sights on sensory ion channels to find pain, cancer, asthma treatments
(pp. 37-39)
Concentrates(pp. 34-35)
  1. A Water Ocean On Enceladus
  2. Water-Splitting Catalyst Likes All pH Values
  3. Green Cross-Couplings Via Electrosynthesis
  4. Unsymmetrical Twist For NH-Acidic Amines
  5. New Epigenetic Mark Linked To Sperm Production
  6. Ring Around The Catalyst
  7. Thin Metal Organics Join 2-D Club
  8. Cellular Tug-Of-War

Career & Employment

Paying attention to cultural differences can smooth relationships with coworkers
(p.52)

Newscripts

(p.56)

Letters

Letters(pp. 4-5)
  1. Research On Animals
  2. Research Software In Academia
  3. Revisiting ‘Best’ Science