January 21, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
 
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January 21, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 3
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January 21, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 3
Consumer demand for environmentally friendly cleaning products has changed the game for chemical suppliers
By Michael McCoy
(pp. 15-23)
Features
Government & Policy
Democratic leadership still faces legislative bottlenecks as elections overshadow this year's efforts (pp. 35-41)
ACS News
After a long absence, the annual Pittsburgh Conference returns to New Orleans (pp. 50-52)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Greener Cleaners

Energy Impact
Small Danish Firm Has Big Hit With Cold-Water Formula
(p.16)
 

News of the Week

West Antarctica Ice Decreases

Region considered stable appears to be losing ice faster than thought, thanks to climate change
(p.9)

Mandatory Open Access

NIH switch from voluntary article posting follows legislation
(p.10)

Uranyl Ion Persuaded To React

Rigid framework makes normally inert (UO2)2+ reactive
(p.10)

GM Backs Ethanol Start-Up Coskata

Company claims its technology can significantly lower the price of the fuel
(p.11)

Norman Neureiter Honored

Chemist who melded science and diplomacy at the State Department will receive NAS Public Welfare Medal
(p.11)

Expanding On Hydroaminations

Rhodium catalyst broadens scope of intramolecular cyclizations
(p.12)

Report Indicates Decline In U.S. R&D

Falloff of industry and government support for basic research raises competitiveness concerns
(p.12)

California Chemicals

State should adopt incentives, regulations to stimulate green chemistry economy
(p.13)

West Coast Fine Chemicals

Saltigo and SAFC buy, expand facilities in California and Washington state
(p.13)

Evolution Yes, Creationism No

Booklet says evolution, but not creationism, should be part of public school science curricula
(p.44)

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Feasible

Production from farmed switchgrass can surpass energy, environmental, and economic hurdles
(p.45)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Democratic leadership still faces legislative bottlenecks as elections overshadow this year's efforts
(pp. 35-41)
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Science & Technology

Physical chemist takes presidency of Germany's Humboldt Foundation
(p.46)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.47)

Career & Employment

One package doesn't fit all, and a tailored deal benefits both parties
(pp. 63-65)

Newscripts

(p.72)

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