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November 17, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 46
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November 17, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 46
Green designs depend on materials that reduce the energy footprint
By Melody Voith
(pp. 15-23)
Features
Government & Policy
It's been 30 years since the neighborhood surrounding America's most famous toxic waste dump was evacuated, yet its legacy is still unfolding (pp. 46-53)
Science & Technology
Leveraging carbohydrate-to-hydrocarbon chemistry to give transportation fuel supplies a lift (pp. 57-61)
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Report Cards For Green Materials
Without clear product information, assembling a green building is guess work
(pp. 24-25)
Working In A Green Building
Clients and occupants say, "Pay the money, honey, it's worth it"
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News of the Week

Fast Food's Corny Roots

Isotope survey is the first scientific study to demonstrate corn's central role in burgers and fries
(p.8)

Mitsubishi Rayon Will Buy Lucite

Deal will launch Japanese firm to top spot in acrylics
(p.8)

Saving Earth's Shield

Protecting the stratospheric ozone layer has reduced greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
(p.9)

Scrutinizing Catalysts

New methods reveal details hidden by conventional analyses
(p.9)

Search For AIDS Vaccine Ramps Up

New York City lab opens amid challenges for AIDS vaccines
(p.10)

Tiny Backpacks For Cells

Polymer patches add cargo to cells without disturbing normal activities
(p.10)

DuPont, Invista Tangle Again

Firms are suing each other over nylon-related trade secrets
(p.11)

Quantum Dots In Captivity

Nitrobenzyl caging group tames quantum dot luminescence until unleashed by ultraviolet light
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Agriculture businesses help some companies, but demand declines elsewhere and crimps earnings
(pp. 28-30)
Third-quarter results reflect challenges and cutbacks at drug companies
(pp. 31-32)
Companies see across-the-board growth in their biopharmaceutical portfolios
(pp. 33-34)
Video by environmental group suggests new fluorochemical poses safety concerns
(pp. 35-36)
A Pfizer spin-off, RaQualia, sets out with existing staffers and a new business model
(pp. 37-39)
Clients and occupants say, "Pay the money, honey, it's worth it"
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ACS News

With elimination of Student Affiliate status, undergraduates will be full members
(p.7)
First bilateral meeting between the Chemical Societies of the U.S. and China focused on energy research, areas for collaboration
(p.72)
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Government & Policy

Without clear product information, assembling a green building is guess work
(pp. 24-25)
As new information trickles in, drop by drop, the debate over the estrogenic plastics chemical intensifies
(pp. 42-45)
It's been 30 years since the neighborhood surrounding America's most famous toxic waste dump was evacuated, yet its legacy is still unfolding
(pp. 46-53)
Space agency should focus more on robotic missions, less on human ones
(p.54)

Books

Book provides glimpse of tactics used by industry to manipulate science and influence regulatory policy
(pp. 77-78)

Education

The international chemistry olympiad offers an experience worth its weight in gold
(pp. 74-76)
Competition is fierce at the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad study camp
(p.76)
Mentors describe the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad study camp as an 'adrenaline rush'
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Science & Technology

Green designs depend on materials that reduce the energy footprint
(pp. 15-23)
Leveraging carbohydrate-to-hydrocarbon chemistry to give transportation fuel supplies a lift
(pp. 57-61)
Synthetic biology aims to generate biofuels, medicines, and novel organisms
(pp. 62-66)
Three companies that managed to emerge from behind the iron curtain
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Nearly two decades after the Soviet Union's collapse, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania capitalize on EU membership to bolster science
(pp. 67-70)
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry
(p.73)
Companies strive to balance ingredients in one-step,user-friendly solutions
(p.71)

Career & Employment

Despite the struggling economy, the need for materials scientists remains strong, and the future looks bright
(pp. 81-82)

Newscripts

(p.88)

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