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January 14, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 2
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January 14, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 2
By World Chemical Outlook was compiled by Senior Editor Alexander H. Tullo in New Jersey and Senior Correspondents Patricia L. Short in London and Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay in Hong Kong
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Features
Government & Policy
Small DOE industrial energy auditing program shows big energy efficiency, financial gains (pp. 37-38)
Science & Technology
Peptide formed during insulin production facilitates glucose clearance and may benefit diabetic patients (p.41)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: World Chemical Outlook

United States
Economic woes may impact chemical industry growth, but a major downturn is unlikely
(pp. 16-19)
Canada
Despite mixed results, the industry is optimistic about the future
(pp. 20-21)
Latin America
Chemical projects abound in the fast-growing region
(pp. 22-23)
Europe
Chemical industry rides the crest of the business cycle but readies for possible slowdown
(pp. 24-26)
Asia-Pacific
Although region is still going strong, outlook darkens
(pp. 27-30)
 

News of the Week

Surprise From SN2 Snapshots

Ion velocity measurements unveil additional unforeseen mechanism
(p.9)

Isis, Genzyme In Heart Drug Deal

Cholesterol treatment further validates antisense approach to targeting RNA
(p.10)

Proton Power

Protons may be neurotransmitters
(p.10)

Fighting Creationism

Evolution, not creationism, should be taught in public schools, NAS booklet says
(p.11)

China's WuXi Expands In U.S.

China's chemistry services leader moves into biology
(p.12)

Thermoelectric Materials

Silicon nanowires transform heat into electricity
(p.12)

Pollution In China

Environment agency will survey emissions nationwide
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Departments

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Business

Aptuit is assembling the parts of what it hopes will be a full-service partner for drug companies
(pp. 33-34)
Micro X tennis ball is a little ambassador for a transformed Akzo Nobel
(p.35)
Economic woes may impact chemical industry growth, but a major downturn is unlikely
(pp. 16-19)
Despite mixed results, the industry is optimistic about the future
(pp. 20-21)
Chemical projects abound in the fast-growing region
(pp. 22-23)
Chemical industry rides the crest of the business cycle but readies for possible slowdown
(pp. 24-26)
Although region is still going strong, outlook darkens
(pp. 27-30)
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Science & Technology

Peptide formed during insulin production facilitates glucose clearance and may benefit diabetic patients
(p.41)
New software and websites for the chemical enterprise
(p.42)

Newscripts

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