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July 7, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 27
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July 7, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 27
The chemical industry began to feel the impact of a changing economy in 2007
By Assistant Managing Editor Michael McCoy, Senior Correspondent Marc S. Reisch, and Senior Editor Alexander H. Tullo (all three in C&EN's Northeast News Bureau); Senior Correspondent Patricia L. Short (London); and Senior Correspondent Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay (Hong Kong). Contributing Editor William J. Storck (Northeast News Bureau) and Senior Editor Melody Voith (Washington, D.C.)
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Features
Government & Policy
As commercial genetic tests proliferate, many people are calling for more government oversight (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
Our love of food is helping bring science to the masses (pp. 26-30)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Chemical Vulnerability

Department of Homeland Security sends letters to high-risk facilities
(p.7)

Solutia Considers Splitting In Half

Number two nylon maker may sell its business to focus on specialties
(p.8)

Fuel From Garbage

Canadian facility will be first to produce ethanol from solid waste on an industrial scale
(p.9)

Compact Bulbs Made Safer

Selenium sorbent lowers risk of mercury exposure from light bulbs
(p.10)

Sorting Nanotubes

Chemical coating winnows tiny carbon tubes by chirality
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

Long journey for a leading specialty chemicals business seems near an end
(pp. 13-16)
Is a program intended for developing countries enriching Arkema?
(p.17)
The chemical industry began to feel the impact of a changing economy in 2007
(p.35)
Japan was the only country to see major employment growth, U.S. continued decline
(pp. 57-60)
Profits decreased, but strong finances supported capital spending
(pp. 36-56)
Production growth tapered in Europe but increased in Asia
(pp. 61-70)
U.S.’s trade balance turned positive, and Europe’s costly exports faded
(pp. 71-74)

Books

Biographer details life and achievements of Nobel Laureate
(pp. 32-33)