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July 28, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 30
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July 28, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 30
Sales and profits rise at most of the world's top chemical companies
By Patricia L. Short
(pp. 19-25)
Features
Government & Policy
Radioactive spill at NIST's Boulder facility raises questions about agency's preparedness (pp. 42-45)
Science & Technology
For more sustainable chemical processing, chemists are exploring catalysts based on abundant and increasingly versatile iron (pp. 53-57)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Roche's Reversal

Swiss drugmaker wants to bring long-independent Genentech into the fold
(p.13)

Bubble Fusion Burst

Researcher engaged in misconduct, committee finds
(p.14)

Chemical Makers Feel The Pinch

High oil prices crimp earnings, but sun shines on agriculture
(p.15)

Guarding Against Fakes

Federal government opens a center to protect and enforce intellectual property rights
(p.15)

Chemistry Competition

Several teams make history at International Chemistry Olympiad
(p.17)
 

Departments

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Business

Cargill’s sugarlike truvia is made from a plant with a lot of history
(p.32)
Omega-3 fish oils and plant sterols star at food tech show
(pp. 30-33)
Aiming to offer the best, some Chinese entrepreneurs base their companies in the U.S. but do R&D and production in China
(pp. 34-38)
Temporary security measures disrupt manufacturing and research operations in China
(pp. 39-40)
Sales and profits rise at most of the world's top chemical companies
(pp. 19-25)

ACS News

Philadelphia, Aug. 17–21
(pp. 79-83)
(pp. 76-77)
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Government & Policy

Radioactive spill at NIST's Boulder facility raises questions about agency's preparedness
(pp. 42-45)
Congress moves to limit discharge of dental mercury into wastewater
(pp. 47-49)

Books

The chemistry tools and methods used by crime scene investigators are explained
(pp. 71-72)
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Science & Technology

For more sustainable chemical processing, chemists are exploring catalysts based on abundant and increasingly versatile iron
(pp. 53-57)
European inorganic chemistry meeting comes to Berkeley to showcase main-group chemistry
(pp. 59-61)
Athletes going for gold worry about Beijing's air
(pp. 63-64)
Spacecraft finds evidence of volcanism and water
(p.65)
Propelled through space by the pressure of photons, solar sails need to be lightweight, thin, and durable
(p.67)
What you eat matters more than how far it traveled
(p.69)
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry
(p.70)
For Food Network host Alton Brown, science plays more than a cameo role
Web Exclusive
Cooking and comedy combine for some sweet results

Newscripts

(p.248)

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