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June 5, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 23
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June 5, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 23
Having fluorine in life sciences molecules brings desirable benefits, but the trick is getting it in place and making sought-after building blocks
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-24)
Features
Science & Technology
Plants grown under elevated CO2 levels pack a more allergenic punch (p.9)
Science & Technology
Fundamental advances in Fischer-Tropsch chemistry may boost method's efficiency and popularity (pp. 57-61)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Fabulous Fluorine

Constructing Life Sciences Compounds
Fluorinated building blocks are increasingly used as the basis of valuable active molecules
(pp. 27-32)
 

News of the Week

Poison Ivy Could Get Worse

Plants grown under elevated CO2 levels pack a more allergenic punch
(p.9)

Engelhard Agrees To BASF Takeover

Catalyst and pigment maker capitulates after four months of resisting buyout
(p.10)

Enzyme Redesigned Computationally

Calculated structural change modifies enzyme's DNA-cleaving selectivity
(p.11)

A Matter Of Size

Aerosol particle size, not chemistry, is most important in cloud droplet formation
(p.12)

Butadiene's Bonds

Influence of -electron delocalization on C−C bond lengths is confirmed
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

Suppliers of research chemicals struggle to speed up deliveries to their growing customers in India
(pp. 36-37)
U.K. conference spotlights new ways for pharmaceutical companies to partner their way to success
(pp. 38-39)
More chemical companies see personal care as an outlet for their products and technologies
(pp. 40-41)
The nationalization of oil and gas resources in Latin America will eventually backfire
(p.42)
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Government & Policy

White House proposal could impede broad range of government activities, agency representatives warn
(pp. 45-48)
H-Prize would provide reward for scientists who develop an affordable hydrogen vehicle
(pp. 50-55)
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Science & Technology

Having fluorine in life sciences molecules brings desirable benefits, but the trick is getting it in place and making sought-after building blocks
(pp. 15-24)
Fluorinated building blocks are increasingly used as the basis of valuable active molecules
(pp. 27-32)
Fundamental advances in Fischer-Tropsch chemistry may boost method's efficiency and popularity
(pp. 57-61)
Novel complexes expand role of premier catalyst metal, including applications in materials science
(pp. 62-63)
Complex erythropoietin-like glycopeptides are made from scratch
(pp. 64-65)

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