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February 20, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 8
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February 20, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 8
Electrochemical tools are enabling scientists to elucidate the neurochemistry of cells involved in complex behaviors, including addiction
By Ivan Amato
(pp. 12-15)
Features
Business
Custom chemical makers at Informex look to biotechnology to expand their offerings (p.6)
Government & Policy
Sizable funding increases in a number of research areas are negated by cuts in other programs (pp. 27-32)
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News of the Week

High-Tech Push For Custom Firms

Custom chemical makers at Informex look to biotechnology to expand their offerings
(p.6)

Flatworm Attack

Newly found flatworm species wields deadly chemical weapon against prey
(p.7)

Carbon Nanotubes Pass Safety Test

Functionalized carbon nanotubes are rapidly cleared from blood, excreted in urine
(p.8)

Dow Sells Superabsorbents

Deal with Degussa includes a Dow plant and an acrylic acid supply agreement
(p.8)

Cyclopentadienyl Superligand Debuts

Ligand core with pendant metal complexes opens door to new chemical explorations
(p.9)

Solutia Has A Plan

Most but not all parties agree on a way to get the company back on track
(p.9)

Boost For Battery Performance

Improved ordering in electrode material enhances charge-discharge kinetics
(p.10)

Ionic Liquids

Contrary to assumption, ionic liquids can be distilled without decomposition
(p.10)
 

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Science & Technology

Electrochemical tools are enabling scientists to elucidate the neurochemistry of cells involved in complex behaviors, including addiction
(pp. 12-15)
Nanoscale carbon wire offers advantages as an electronic material in displays, flexible electronics
(pp. 34-35)
Biology Direct joins a small band of online journals that make their referees' reviews public
(p.36)

Career & Employment

More opportunities for chemists are likely to materialize as the field grows
(pp. 57-62)

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