February 2, 2009 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.

 
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February 2, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 5
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February 2, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 5
Thanks to innovations in materials science and engineering, NASCAR drivers can crash at 200 mph and walk away from the wreckage
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 12-15)
Features
Business
In the Hazaribagh district of Dhaka, Bangladesh, archaic tanneries put workers and the environment at risk (pp. 18-21)
Science & Technology
Researchers are developing peptide nucleic acids as a way to detect DNA in food (pp. 30-31)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Pfizer Buys Wyeth

Deal will make Pfizer the biggest prescription drug company in the world
(p.7)

Fine Chemicals Show Fortitude

Pharmaceutical chemical manufacturers at Informex are proceeding with investments
(p.8)

Science Windfall From Legislators

House passes package; Senate is still working on its version
(p.8)

Dow, Rohm And Haas Deal Gets Ugly

Rohm and Haas says a deal is a deal, despite Dow's woes
(p.9)

New Form Of Boron

Entity has significant ionic character, a first for a material made from a single element
(p.9)

FDA Clears Stem Cell Clinical Trial

Testing in humans is a milestone in a field fraught with controversy
(p.10)

Mapping Earth's CO2

NASA's soon-to-be-launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory will help map sources and sinks of the greenhouse gas
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Toxicologist Linda Birnbaum charts course for NIH institute
(pp. 24-26)
Polymer chemist reflects on White House science-advising post
(p.27)

Books

Accounts of true crimes in which victims were polished off by poison
(pp. 33-34)