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June 12, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 24
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June 12, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 24
High-performance plastics are finding increased relevance as a way to make cars less costly to manufacture−and fill up at the gas pump
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 12-18)
Features
ACS News
Harvard professor is honored for lifetime of achievements and service to chemistry (p.7)
Government & Policy
DOE's industrial energy-auditing program could cut energy use significantly, but its survival is unsure (pp. 29-31)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Whitesides Named Priestley Medalist

Harvard professor is honored for lifetime of achievements and service to chemistry
(p.7)

Degussa Goes East

German firm sells North American plant, forms joint venture in China
(p.8)

Industry Backs Asbestos Fund

Manufacturers support Senate bill to end litigation over compensation
(p.8)

Amide With A Twist

The archetypal bicyclic twisted amide 2-quinuclidone is finally synthesized
(p.9)

Formosa Plastics

Legendary founder and chairman of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group steps down
(p.9)

A Sense Of Touch

Nanoparticle-based thin-film device could help robots sense texture
(p.10)

Pharma's Comeback

Targeted small-molecule therapies rule at major meeting of oncologists
(p.10)

ACS Honors

Heininger, Hoffman Selected For ACS Service Awards; CAS To Be Chemical Landmark
(p.11)

Zeroing In On Active Catalytic Sites

Method reveals mechanistic details of chemical reactions on surfaces
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Once kept at arm's length, biotechnology is being embraced by big pharma
(pp. 22-23)
Ocean Tomo's live auction of intellectual assets intrigues chemical companies
(pp. 24-25)
France's Total is one of several Western chemical firms seeking to exploit Qatar's natural gas resources
(p.26)
High-performance plastics are finding increased relevance as a way to make cars less costly to manufacture−and fill up at the gas pump
(pp. 12-18)

ACS News

ACS Indiana Section members donate their time and talent as judges
(pp. 41-42)
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Government & Policy

DOE's industrial energy-auditing program could cut energy use significantly, but its survival is unsure
(pp. 29-31)
Legislation focuses on K-12, undergraduate science education to keep U.S. economically competitive
(pp. 32-33)
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Science & Technology

Technology and Business News for the Laboratory World
(p.40)
Charles Macintosh's waterproof-fabric concept, patented more than 180 years ago, is still relevant
(p.39)
Innovations in battery materials are leading to applications heftier than portable electronics
(pp. 36-38)

Editor's Page

Letters

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