March 17, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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March 17, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 11
March 17, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 11
Long eclipsed by oil and natural gas as a raw material for high-volume chemicals, coal is making a comeback
By Alexander H. Tullo, and Jean-François Tremblay
(pp. 15-22)
Swiss chemical industry focuses on innovation to keep one step ahead of competitors (pp. 26-29)
ACS News
New Orleans, April 6–10 (pp. 65-69)
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Lilly Drops Inhaled Insulin

Move adds to growing list of failures for the technology

OSHA Targets Chemical Plants

Agency will inspect industry's operations with far greater scrutiny

Incitec Pivot To Buy Dyno Nobel

Merger worth $3.1 billion brings together fertilizers and explosives

Spotting H2O2

Sensor capitalizes on contrasts in redox chemistry

Soon In Germany, U.S. Ph.D. = Dr.

Officials move to allow U.S. doctoral graduates to use the title "Dr." in Germany

A Catalytic First

Bacteria master reaction by making the substrate a radical

EPA Sets Stricter Ozone Standard

Chemical manufacturers say change is unnecessary and too costly



Government & Policy

Agency believes it has the authority it needs to regulate nanomaterials
(pp. 32-34)
Congress moves to ban fibrous mineral, and exemption for chlor-alkali makers is not certain
(pp. 35-37)
New congressional diversity and innovation caucus gives minority stakeholder groups a voice
The battle over dioxin and reputed health problems shaped public perception of chemicals