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July 24, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 30
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July 24, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 30
Dow and BASF retain the top two spots, but the chemical businesses of three big oil companies edge DuPont out of the top five of C&EN's annual survey
By Patricia L. Short
(pp. 13-16)
Features
Government & Policy
Industrial world leaders address nonproliferation and rising energy concerns (p.7)
Government & Policy
Resurging use of the banned pesticide DDT to prevent malaria poses dilemma for health, environment (pp. 30-31)
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News of the Week

G8 Leaders Face Up To Nuclear Issues

Industrial world leaders address nonproliferation and rising energy concerns
(p.7)

A Wafer Plant For Singapore

Project aims to meet growing demand from semiconductor firms
(p.8)

The Answer Is Clear

Growth factor receptor is found to keep the eye's cornea free of blood vessels
(p.8)

ACS Elections

Four-Way Race For 2007 President-Elect
(p.9)

Chemical Plant Security

Fifteen senators ask that a committee-approved bill be reworked to include federal preemption
(p.9)

Bush Nixes Stem Cell Research Bill

Congress passes bill to expand federal stem cell policy; President quickly vetoes it
(p.10)

Harvard Maps Out Future Of Science And Engineering

Committee invites comment on preliminary research and education recommendations
(p.10)

Hydrogen Power

GE and BP team up on projects to produce H2 from fossil fuels while sequestering CO2
(p.11)

Targeted Hydrogenations

Gold catalyst selectively reduces nitro groups in multifunctional molecules
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

With the sale of its contract manufacturing unit, Rhodia plays to its strengths in specialty chemicals
(pp. 19-21)
Fewer directors, but more executive officers, are women at chemical companies this year
(pp. 22-23)
Women post gains in the chemical company executive suite but not in the boardroom
(pp. 22-23)
Galapagos bucks trend by diving into the business of contract chemistry research
(pp. 24-25)
Mixed Picture On Spending For The Future
(p.16)
Dow and BASF retain the top two spots, but the chemical businesses of three big oil companies edge DuPont out of the top five of C&EN's annual survey
(pp. 13-16)

ACS News

Recognizing the value of its senior members, ACS finds ways to keep them engaged
(pp. 41-42)
New bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees increase, while growth in women's share continues
(pp. 43-52)
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Government & Policy

Resurging use of the banned pesticide DDT to prevent malaria poses dilemma for health, environment
(pp. 30-31)

Books

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Science & Technology

Online research communities aim to unite scientists worldwide to find cures for neglected diseases
(pp. 34-35)
Below is a sampling of presentations made during the 10th Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, held June 26-30 in Washington, D.C.
(p.36)

Editor's Page

Letters

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