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February 18, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 7
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February 18, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 7
Chemical firms plan an 8.6% capital spending increase in 2008 but forecast a more modest 6.0% rise in R&D
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Bush's final budget is a mixed bag for science; big changes are expected from Congress (pp. 27-34)
ACS News
C&EN catches up with past participants in ACS’s 40-year-old mentoring program (pp. 42-47)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Dust Is Likely Cause Of Deadly Blast

Accident at Georgia sugar refinery raises issue of national dust safety standard
(p.5)

BASF Makes Bold Carbon Claim

Chemical maker says its products save more greenhouse gases than they generate
(p.6)

Mercury Rule Overturned

EPA, Congress consider alternatives after court invalidates Administration's approach
(p.6)

Combinatorial Crystals

Novel metal-organic framework compounds store, selectively trap CO2
(p.7)

Soda Ash Is Hot

FMC to restart idle capacity as foreign firms buy into U.S. business
(p.8)

New Role For Transferrin

Blood protein forms fibers, releases rust
(p.9)

Powerful Threads

Kevlar-nanowire hybrid collects energy from gentle friction
(p.9)
 

Departments

Business

Custom chemical firms showcase technology and modest expansions at InformexUSA 2008
(pp. 18-21)
New polymer separators are gates to next-generation cars
(pp. 22-23)
Chemical makers supplying the detergents industry seek both sales and sustainability
(p.24)
Chemical firms plan an 8.6% capital spending increase in 2008 but forecast a more modest 6.0% rise in R&D
(pp. 11-15)
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Government & Policy

Bush's final budget is a mixed bag for science; big changes are expected from Congress
(pp. 27-34)
Massive moves to wind and solar power are feasible, affordable, and necessary
(p.35)
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Science & Technology

Journal editors are left reeling as publishers move to rid their archives of scientist's falsified research
(pp. 37-38)
Exploration of the sun's closest neighbor begins anew after 20 years
(p.39)
A density lesson inspired the Woodstock generation
(p.40)

Newscripts

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