- Pretty awesome cover story by Bethany Halford on nonagenarian chemists.
- Unsurprisingly, they're mostly academics. Yet another point for academia, I think.
- Interesting article on Piramal on their API contract manufacturing by Jean-François Tremblay.
- "Piramal is an Indian company that the Food & Drug Administration has so far not cited for quality problems or data inconsistencies...." Is that "FDA has visited them and found no problems?" or the White Oak popo haven't shown up yet?
- Marc Reisch interviews the CEO of DuPont's spinoff, Chemours.
- NB Chemours laid off 9,000 workers worldwide, including workers from its Belle, WV plant in early June.
- C&EN in Spanish is an interesting development. (editorial by Bibiana Campos Seijo)
- Interesting Letters to the Editor on that "sleeping beauties" article (on papers highly cited, many years after publication).
- I wonder if it is true that most of them are colloid-related.
- Diane Grob Schmidt, the current ACS president, notes that she is attempting to engage industrial members. I like the idea of a "CTO summit", although I suspect that most of the results will be business-oriented ("we want lower taxes!", "less regulation!") than not.
- I also like the idea of her and Tom Connelly making calls on the different CEOs/CTOs around the industry. I would sincerely hope that issues of chemistry employment are on the agenda.
Monday, July 20, 2015
This week's C&EN
A few of this week's stories in C&EN: