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January 30, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 5
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January 30, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 5
Specialty chemical makers seek business both with cleaning product innovators and the companies that follow them
By Michael McCoy
(pp. 13-19)
Features
ACS News
Atlanta, March 26-30 
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Soaps & Detergents

Automatic Dishwashing
Technology At Heart Of New Product
(p.16)
Surfactant Firms End A Tough Year
Restructuring steps are taken to counteract challenges in a competitive industry
(pp. 21-22)
Soap & Detergent Association
Trade Group Confronts Emerging Chemical Regulations
(p.22)
 

News of the Week

Peptide Synthesis Reinvented

Versatile amide-forming reaction could transform field of biomolecular synthesis
(p.7)

Fluorochemical Challenge

EPA asks companies to eliminate compounds from products, emissions
(p.8)

Tough Ceramic Emerges From Ice

Freezing water acts as template to build ceramic composite that resembles nacre
(p.8)

Earnings Mixed

First reports from chemical firms show widely varying results for fourth quarter
(p.9)

Industry In China

China's environment agency warns that numerous chemical plants there are not operating safely.
(p.9)

Linde Bids For BOC

BOC rejects the offer, but stock analysts are intrigued
(p.10)

BASF Spurned

Engelhard rejects BASF's $4.9 billion hostile takeover bid as inadequate
(p.11)

Yeast Cells Brim With Machinery

Thousands of proteins mix and match into hundreds of complexes
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Initiative pulls a fragmented industry together to give country's northeast a stronger chemical voice
(pp. 25-28)
Frequent drug industry nemesis seeks to boost its custom manufacturing business
(p.29)
Restructuring steps are taken to counteract challenges in a competitive industry
(pp. 21-22)
Trade Group Confronts Emerging Chemical Regulations
(p.22)
Specialty chemical makers seek business both with cleaning product innovators and the companies that follow them
(pp. 13-19)
Technology At Heart Of New Product
(p.16)
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Science & Technology

New software and websites for the chemical enterprise
(p.44)
Detective work and expertise are used to evaluate environmental contaminants of emerging concern
(pp. 37-40)
Molecular recognition arrays offer an alternative to lock-and-key approach
(pp. 37-40)
Dover ruling is a setback for intelligent design, but antievolutionists are pursuing other tactics
(p.43)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 4-5)