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March 6, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 10
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March 6, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 10
The value of alliances between drug majors and biotechnology firms has shot up, with a renewed interest in early-stage deals
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 21-27)
Features
Science & Technology
Isotope labeling of amino acids leads to simpler, less congested NMR spectra (p.15)
ACS News
Atlanta, March 26-30 (pp. 75-81)
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News of the Week

Pledges On PFOA

Eight companies agree to cut releases of perfluorochemicals
(p.10)

NMR Structures Of Larger Proteins

Isotope labeling of amino acids leads to simpler, less congested NMR spectra
(p.15)

Curbing Exposure To A Carcinogen

OSHA lowers allowable level of hexavalent chromium in workplaces
(p.16)

Avian Influenza

In Europe, birds and a cat have died from avian flu; governments are responding
(p.17)

Natural Product Synthesis On The Fly

Multistep continuous reaction shows the power of automated flow synthesis
(p.17)

Improving Security

GAO suggests Department of Homeland Security be given more authority
(p.18)

Olefin Metathesis

Highly active, water-soluble catalyst promises greener, cheaper processes
(p.18)

Element 126

As-yet-unsynthesized superheavy atom should form a stable diatomic molecule with fluorine
(p.19)
 

Departments

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Business

CEO Fred Festa prepares Grace for the day when bankruptcy ends
(pp. 33-35)
SCI medalist Jon Huntsman reflects on his formative years in the chemical business
Singapore's MerLion builds a business out of its rich library of natural compounds
(p.44)
Demographics may get in the way of ensuring a strong chemistry contingent in the next 15 years
(p.46)
The value of alliances between drug majors and biotechnology firms has shot up, with a renewed interest in early-stage deals
(pp. 21-27)
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Government & Policy

Ethanol blend can help reduce demand for fossil fuels, but technology and infrastructure hurdles remain
(pp. 50-56)
Proposal to increase support for physical sciences basic research and education is cheered
(pp. 57-60)