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C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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October 27, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 43
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October 27, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 43
Dynamic nuclear polarization opens up new ways to illuminate biochemical processes
By Jyllian Kemsley
(pp. 12-15)
Features
Business
Corning avoided financial disaster thanks in part to its 100-year-old R&D organization (pp. 18-19)
Government & Policy
EPA gives green light to soil fumigant, but California is still assessing risks (pp. 28-30)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Choosing Metals

The cellular location in which an enzyme folds helps it select the right metal catalyst
(p.7)

Bisphenol A Restrictions

Canada will ban baby bottles containing BPA, regulate the substance in can liners and wastewater
(p.8)

More Solar Silicon

Despite energy slump and credit crisis, Wacker expands
(p.8)

Pfizer, UCB Joint Venture

Cyclofluidic, a microfluidics firm, will start up with help from the U.K. government
(p.9)

Polymer Pulls Ion Pairs from Water

Bifunctional material could have medical and environmental applications
(p.9)

CO2 Emissions And Imperiled Species

Agencies nix use of Endangered Species Act to regulate coal-fired power plants
(p.10)

Platinum Oxo Complex Isolated

Compound is stable without electron-withdrawing ligands
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Industry fights to curb large punitive awards
(pp. 25-27)
EPA gives green light to soil fumigant, but California is still assessing risks
(pp. 28-30)
Program educates homeland security employees through tours of chemical facilities
(p.31)
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Science & Technology

Dynamic nuclear polarization opens up new ways to illuminate biochemical processes
(pp. 12-15)
Chemical Heritage Foundation takes a new approach to science museums
(pp. 34-36)
Trailblazing program devised by William von Eggers Doering opened the West to Chinese chemists
(pp. 37-39)
Inert gases and electricity combine to generate colored streamers of light
(p.40)
Habilitation, Germany’s post-Ph.D. milestone, stays the course
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.43)

Newscripts

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