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April 7, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 14
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April 7, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 14
Priestley Medalist Gabor A. Somorjai has been advancing surface chemistry for nearly five decades
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 15-19)
Features
Government & Policy
Greater authority, more investigators top Bresland's WISH LIST for chemical safety board (pp. 44-47)
ACS News
C&EN celebrates the American Chemical Society's highest honor (p.55)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Surface Science's Sage

Gabor A. Somorjai
‘Father of Modern Surface Chemistry’ Helped To Advance High-Tech Industries
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News of the Week

Inaction On CO2 Assailed

Congressional subpoena, lawsuit lodged against Bush Administration
(p.9)

Former Lubrizol Researcher Is Charged

Employee is accused of selling technology to competitor
(p.10)

Trial Results Roil Drug Companies

Merck, Schering-Plough are under fire for withholding negative clinical trial data
(p.11)

Antibiotics For A Meal

Hundreds of soil bacteria thrive on antibiotics as their sole carbon source
(p.12)

Rail Safety Plan Proposed

Tougher, more resilient hazmat tank cars required
(p.12)

Complex Synthesizes Purines

First evidence for the existence of 'purinosome'
(p.13)
 

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Business

Sweet and savory uses for biotechnology inspire flavor start-ups
(pp. 35-37)
Steady, profitable business of sulfuric acid regeneration boosts Rhodia's bottom line
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With asset disposals coming to an end at the firm, CEO Clamadieu shops for deals
(pp. 38-39)
In initial ruling, judge weighs in favor of patients' immediate interest
(p.41)
‘Father of Modern Surface Chemistry’ Helped To Advance High-Tech Industries
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ACS News

C&EN celebrates the American Chemical Society's highest honor
(p.55)
The medals of the minister-scientist who discovered oxygen attest to his fame and infamy
(pp. 56-59)
These 12 Priestley Medal winners reflect on winning ACS's most coveted award
(pp. 62-67)
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Government & Policy

Greater authority, more investigators top Bresland's WISH LIST for chemical safety board
(pp. 44-47)
States may have to step into breach while legal battle continues over EPA rule
(p.48)