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December 22, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 51
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December 22, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 51
By Steve Ritter, Nathan Becker, and Tchad Blair edited and produced C&EN's Chemical Year In Review
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Agency’s close links to Bush yields a mixed bag of decisions, some of which may tie the hands of the next Administration (pp. 27-31)
Education
C&EN's annual survey of chemistry departments reveals a little progress (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

High-Sensitivity Imaging

Raman-based method maps lipids in cells and drugs in tissue
(p.6)

Hexion, Huntsman Drop Merger Deal

With a $1 billion settlement, the Huntsman takeover saga ends
(p.7)

Jobs Ax Hits Specialties Sector

A downturn in industrial markets fuels a wave of downsizing
(p.7)

Chemical Makers Invest In Solar

New projects target raw materials and research
(p.8)

Fungal Warfare

A newly identified molecule involved in plant defense could inspire design of new fungicides
(p.8)

Nanotube Building Block Created

Route to cycloparaphenylenes could lead to a new way to make carbon nanotubes
(p.9)

Risk From Phthalates

When evaluating phthalates, EPA should assess other chemicals with similar androgen-disrupting effects, report says
(p.9)

Making Rare Isotopes

Energy Department chooses Michigan State University for $550 million facility
(p.10)

Two-By-Two To Zaragozic Acid

Two-carbon reagent helps build natural product's core while reducing redox steps
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Agency’s close links to Bush yields a mixed bag of decisions, some of which may tie the hands of the next Administration
(pp. 27-31)
Congress spends time debating chemically related bills, passes few laws
(p.32)

Education

C&EN's annual survey of chemistry departments reveals a little progress
(pp. 40-41)