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How will the US chemistry job market look in 2020?

While a recession doesn’t appear imminent, some sectors may experience a slowdown

Biological Chemistry

Delights of the year

C&EN’s editors were entertained and amused this year by these discoveries

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EU countries vote to ban chlorpyrifos

European Commission expected not to renew pesticide’s authorization next month

Evacuations ordered again near Texas chemical plant

Chemical Safety Board has deployed six investigators to the site

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Solar Power

Researchers make transparent solar cells from hole-riddled silicon

Colorless solar windows could lead to power-generating building facades, car sunroofs, and phone screens

Chemists made industrial synthesis greener

Scientists revisited well-known reactions to reduce emissions and energy use

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2019’s top chemistry research, by the numbers

These stats caught C&EN’s attention this year

AI for drug discovery came into its own

Steady progress, not breakthroughs, shows the field is maturing