JCE 90.10—October 2013 Issue Highlights

Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2013—Energy: Now and Forever

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Cover: Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2013—Energy: Now and Forever

National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year, National Chemistry Week is being celebrated October 20–26, 2013, and the theme, Energy—Now and Forever, explores chemistry and energy with a focus on sustainable resources.


Articles in this issue with energy-related content include:

by Norbert J. Pienta

by Paige N. Anunson, Gates R. Winkler, Jay R. Winkler, Bruce A. Parkinson, and Jennifer D. Schuttlefield Christus

by Ping Y. Furlan, Thomas Krupa, Humza Naqiv, and Kyle Anderson

York R. Smith, Eric Crone, and Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian

by Jun Yang, Chunli Xu, Baoxin Li, Guijia Ren, and Lu Wang

In addition, a selection of energy-related JCE resources from past issues—on batteries, biofuels, fuel cells, future fuels, nuclear energy, and solar energy—can be found at: .

Activities to Promote Interest in Chemistry

by Thomas S. Kuntzleman, Kristen N. Rohrer, Bruce W. Baldwin, Jennifer Kingsley, Charles L. Schaerer, Deborah K. Sayers, and Vivian B. West

by Stephanie A. Brouet and Amber M. Hupp

by Charles Renney, Ashley Brewer, and Tiddo Jonathan Mooibroek

by Ross D. Jansen-van Vuuren, Malcolm S. Buchanan, and Ross H. McKenzie

by Pavel Řezanka, Ondřej Šimůnek, Markéta Zajícová, Luděk Míka, Jan Bartoň, and Michal Řezanka

by Joseph M. Bliss and Christopher W. Reid

Posters Highlighting Chemical Information and History

by Vasco D. B. Bonifácio

by Elizabeth A. Ilardi, Edon Vitaku, and Jon T. Njardarson

Meaningful Science Writing

by Joi Phelps Walker and Victor Sampson

by Kathryn E. Cole, Maki Inada, Andrew M. Smith, and Michael P. Haaf

Demystifying Spectroscopy

by Francesco Caruso, Giulia Gelardi, Bernhard Elsener, and Robert J. Flatt

by James M. Quagliano and Christopher A. Marks


Jeffrey R. Raker, Jaclyn M. Trate, Thomas A. Holme, and Kristen Murphy

by Hui-Jung Chen, Jui-Lin She, Chin-Cheng Chou, Yeun-Min Tsai, and Mei-Hung Chiu

by Megan L. Grunert, Jeffrey R. Raker, Kristen L. Murphy, and Thomas A. Holme

Teaching Assistants

by Hui-Jung Chen, Jui-Lin She, Chin-Cheng Chou, Yeun-Min Tsai, and Mei-Hung Chiu

by Santiago Sandi-Urena and Todd Gatlin

Synthesis of Fluorescent Materials

by Teresa Mako and Mindy Levine

Géraldine Leyral, Laurent Bernaud, Alain Manteghetti, and Jean-Sébastien Filhol

Organic & Biochemical Labs

by Paul H. Chamberlain

by C. Eric Ballard

by Svilen P. Simeonov and Carlos A. M. Afonso

by Kristen C. Roy

María Laura Lavaggi, Mauricio Cabrera, Laura Celano, Leonor Thomson, Hugo Cerecetto, and Mercedes González

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