October 9, 2006 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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October 9, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 41
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October 9, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 41
Richard Smalley left his mark on science by laying the foundation for nanotechnology as we know it, then he tried to save the world
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 13-19)
Features
Science & Technology
Structural biologist revealed how genetic code is transcribed into RNA (p.7)
Business
Freeing propylene oxide from its coproducts has been elusive, but new plants may finally make it work (pp. 22-23)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Another Kornberg Nabs A Nobel

Structural biologist revealed how genetic code is transcribed into RNA
(p.7)

Gilead Buys Myogen

Hot drug prospect justifies $2.5 billion sale price, Gilead says
(p.8)

Award Honors Cosmology Studies

Pair shares prize for measurements of energy distribution in infant universe
(p.9)

Supreme Court

Court to hear cases involving Clean Air Act, huge punitive damages
(p.9)

Brighter Prospects

After several dismal years, fine chemicals companies are seeing industry stabilization
(p.10)

National Security

Congress Focuses On Security Before Adjourning
(p.10)

Boron Attacks

Electropositive element pressed into action as nucleophilic boryllithium
(p.11)

Cigarettes' Smoking Gun?

Acrolein causes DNA mutations similar to those found in lung cancer
(p.11)

Brain Chemistry

Molecular clue links ALS to other dire ailments
(p.12)

First Synthesis Of Platensimycin

Work could ease way to improved analogs of unique antibiotic natural product
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Dow is midway through a 20-year efficiency program that aims to cut energy use in half by 2015
(pp. 28-29)
Congress, National Academies report push for more environment and safety impact studies
(p.30)

Books

(pp. 36-37)
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Science & Technology

Richard Smalley left his mark on science by laying the foundation for nanotechnology as we know it, then he tried to save the world
(pp. 13-19)
Researchers believe enzyme could be a nearly universal target for anticancer drugs
(pp. 32-33)
Rigging the world with chemical sensors is a technical challenge with big potential payoffs
(p.34)
Technology and Business News for the Laboratory World
(p.35)

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