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November 19, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 47
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November 19, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 47
Industry draws on academic know-how to help develop specialty chemicals and other new materials
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Multinationals fear retaliation as lawmakers step up pressure on Beijing's trade practices (pp. 37-42)
Science & Technology
Recent research efforts yield a record short Cr–Cr bond and the first stable Mg(I) compounds (pp. 52-53)
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News of the Week

Merck Settles Vioxx Claims

Agreement with plaintiffs will allow company to refocus on R&D
(p.10)

Nanoscale Doping Via Chemistry

Surface reactions tailor silicon's properties with high spatial precision
(p.10)

Japanese Earnings

Major chemical companies are seeing their profits shrink
(p.11)

Al Gore Joins Venture Firm

Former vice president joins Silicon Valley push into renewable fuels
(p.12)

Weapons Labs' New Directions

With planned downsizing, labs will chase more nonweapons contract R&D
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

With its purchase of GE Plastics, SABIC is on the offensive globally and technologically
(pp. 24-26)
With increased prices and steady demand, companies overcome economic turmoil
(pp. 27-30)
Weaker third-quarter earning at the major drug companies reflect drug withdrawals and generic competition
(pp. 32-33)
Earnings drop in third quarter at both Amgen and Biogen but increase 22% at Genentech
(pp. 34-35)
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Government & Policy

Industry draws on academic know-how to help develop specialty chemicals and other new materials
(pp. 15-20)
Multinationals fear retaliation as lawmakers step up pressure on Beijing's trade practices
(pp. 37-42)

Science & Technology

Structure reveals intimate role for lipids
(p.9)
National lab leverages its assets and diverse expertise for basic and applied research
(pp. 44-46)
Novel CO2-based solvent systems meld reaction and separation steps into continuous processes
(pp. 49-51)
Recent research efforts yield a record short Cr–Cr bond and the first stable Mg(I) compounds
(pp. 52-53)
New software and websites for the chemical enterprise
(p.54)

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