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November 20, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 47
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November 20, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 47
By supporting new energy creation techniques, specialty chemical companies are turning the oil and gas price run-up into a business opportunity
By Michael McCoy
(p.23)
Features
Government & Policy
Shippers, rail carriers disagree on methods to ensure safe transport of toxic chemicals (pp. 60-65)
Science & Technology
Protein motors march cargo to the extremities of a cell and drag apart DNA during mitosis (pp. 70-73)
Back Issues
 
Solar Revolution
The market for photovoltaics is expanding rapidly, and chemical companies are taking notice
(pp. 25-28)
Start-up Firms Pursue Biofuels
Entrepreneurs invigorate search for economical biomass-based fuels
Web Exclusive
Fuels Of The Future
Chemistry and agriculture join to make a new generation of renewable fuels
(pp. 30-32)
Microbial Methane Farming
With a boost from BASF, Luca is testing production of 'real-time' gas in mature wells
Web Exclusive
Back To The Well
Chemistry targets cost-efficient extraction of oil and gas from mature reserves
(pp. 34-38)
 

News of the Week

Driving A Spike Into Viruses

Polymers poke holes in lipid bilayers to kill viruses and pathogenic bacteria
(p.17)

Breath Test

No-prep method analyzes nonvolatile components in breath
(p.18)

Clariant Revamps Again

Latest plan promises to deliver improvements
(p.18)

Japan Shines

Profits at top chemical makers keep on rising
(p.19)

Renewable Energy

RAND Corp. says big gains can be achieved at little cost
(p.19)

Responsible Nanotechnology

Scientists set five grand challenges to guide nascent field
(p.20)

H2 Activation, Reversibly

Metal-free compound readily breaks and makes hydrogen
(p.21)

Shell, Codexis Sign Biofuels Pact

Big oil company and small biotech firm are latest to pursue hot market
(p.21)
 

Departments

Business

Third-quarter improvement for major chemical companies raises hope for a good full year
(pp. 44-46)
Drug companies' third-quarter results provide an early glimpse of life under new leaders
(pp. 49-51)
New product launches could drive growth in upcoming quarters
(pp. 52-53)
Though chemical patents were offered at this year's second public sale, they found few bidders, no buyers
(pp. 54-55)
The market for photovoltaics is expanding rapidly, and chemical companies are taking notice
(pp. 25-28)
Entrepreneurs invigorate search for economical biomass-based fuels
Web Exclusive
Chemistry and agriculture join to make a new generation of renewable fuels
(pp. 30-32)
With a boost from BASF, Luca is testing production of 'real-time' gas in mature wells
Web Exclusive
Chemistry targets cost-efficient extraction of oil and gas from mature reserves
(pp. 34-38)
By supporting new energy creation techniques, specialty chemical companies are turning the oil and gas price run-up into a business opportunity
(p.23)
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Government & Policy

Shippers, rail carriers disagree on methods to ensure safe transport of toxic chemicals
(pp. 60-65)
Despite new committee heads, national problems will remain hard to resolve
(p.66)
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Science & Technology

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.86)
Protein motors march cargo to the extremities of a cell and drag apart DNA during mitosis
(pp. 70-73)
This year's Nobel Prize In Chemistry highlights the elegant complexity biology musters to read genes
(pp. 74-78)

Career & Employment

To succeed in the pharmaceutical industry, chemists must have special skills and work across disciplines
(pp. 97-100)

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