August 18, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

The American Chemical Society has appointed Bibiana Campos-Seijo as the new editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News. Currently editor and publisher of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry World magazine, she will move to C&EN in December.

 
Copyright © 2008 American Chemical Society
 

August 18, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 33
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August 18, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 33
Learning to live off the sun in real time
By Rudy M. Baum
(pp. 42-46)
Features
Government & Policy
Proposal would shift bulk of risk to manufacturers of toxic chemicals (pp. 28-33)
Science & Technology
Chemist-historians uncover the stereochemistry contributions—and idiosyncrasies—of a little-known Italian scientist (pp. 38-41)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Sustainability

Converging Pathways
Chemical companies and environmentalists edge closer together in the pursuit of sustainability
(pp. 47-56)
Biofuels, Batteries, And Solar Cells: The Future Of Driving
Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer the possibility of running on a combination of low carbon emissions and carbon-free electricity
Web Exclusive
The Haber-Bosch Reaction: An Early Chemical Impact On Sustainability
Ammonia production helped boost global agriculture but also led to unsustainable population growth
Web Exclusive
Calling All Chemists
Chemists and chemical engineers will be providing the thousands of technologies needed to achieve a more sustainable world
(pp. 59-68)
Sticks and Carrots
From individuals to international governmental bodies, moving toward sustainability requires policy
(pp. 70-77)
 

News of the Week

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Chemical company know-how enables new equipment and buildings
(p.10)

Biomass Combo

Producing bioplastic in switchgrass boosts the plant's value as a cellulosic feedstock
(p.13)

Icahn Boosts Biotech Activity

Dealmaker moves on several fronts to shake up the drug industry
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

In the second quarter, high costs take their toll on chemical industry earnings and profits
(pp. 17-19)
Second-quarter results are good, but companies’ ability to maintain growth is uncertain
(pp. 21-23)
Second-quarter sales reflected the lack of new products from big firms
(pp. 24-25)
Chemical companies and environmentalists edge closer together in the pursuit of sustainability
(pp. 47-56)
Learning to live off the sun in real time
(pp. 42-46)
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Government & Policy

From individuals to international governmental bodies, moving toward sustainability requires policy
(pp. 70-77)
Proposal would shift bulk of risk to manufacturers of toxic chemicals
(pp. 28-33)
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Science & Technology

Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer the possibility of running on a combination of low carbon emissions and carbon-free electricity
Web Exclusive
Ammonia production helped boost global agriculture but also led to unsustainable population growth
Web Exclusive
Chemists and chemical engineers will be providing the thousands of technologies needed to achieve a more sustainable world
(pp. 59-68)
Chemist-historians uncover the stereochemistry contributions—and idiosyncrasies—of a little-known Italian scientist
(pp. 38-41)

Newscripts

(p.88)

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