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Lab coat

Super-repellent coating

Maria Burke, February 2013

Fancy a lab coat that acts as a chemical shield? US researchers say it could be possible thanks to a new coating that repels more liquids than any other similar material

Feature

Climber

Full of air

Lou Reade, February 2013

Buy a bag of crisps that’s full of air, and you feel slightly cheated. But if you’re buying or making an aerogel, the air content should be as high as possible

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SCI Members Forum 2013

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Reviews

What does it all mean?

Nina Morgan, February 2013
Why Science cover

Tracing the development of ‘humanity’s desire to know and understand the world around us through the various stages up to the present’ is the ambitious aim of this slim volume

Highlights

Organic chemistry

G. Richard Stephenson, February 2013

An unusual oxidation reaction shortens the isoprene substituent of lapachol (1) to an isobutenyl group in norlapachol (3) by reaction with hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate

Comment

Romantic chemistry

Martyn Poliakoff, February 2013

The exhibition, Romantic Chemistry, at London’s Royal Society, uses the Society’s archives to tell the stories of the early scientists Humphry Davy, Smithson Tennant, William Hyde Wollaston and many others

Leader

This risky world

Neil Eisberg, February 2013

As this issue of C&I goes to press, the ‘great and the good’ are getting ready to leave Davos in Switzerland after the 2013 World Economic Forum (WEF), which had as its theme Resilient dynamism

People

Movers & shakers

February 2013

SCI America has announced that the SCI Chemical Industry Medal will be presented to Andrew Liveris, chairman and ceo of Dow Chemical. He will receive the medal at a dinner in his honour on 12 March