March 23, 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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March 23, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 12
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March 23, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 12
Priestley Medalist M. Frederick Hawthorne has some unfinished business
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 12-14)
Features
Business
The long-anticipated petrochemical downturn has finally arrived, heralded by a deep recession (pp. 25-28)
Science & Technology
Ideas aplenty still vie to explain how life’s single chirality emerged (pp. 38-41)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Dodging The Substitution Laws

Reaction that yields meta-substituted aromatic rings evades textbook tenets
(p.7)

FDA Team Named

Obama selects new agency heads, strengthens food safety efforts
(p.8)

Trauma Continues For Chemical Firms

Salary reductions increase as a cost-control measure
(p.8)

Congress, Companies Target Chemicals

Bisphenol A and phthalates are in the crosshairs
(p.9)

Modified Antibody Binds Two Antigens

Engineered antibody can alter the shape of its binding sites
(p.10)

Chemtura's Bankruptcy

Firm cut dividends, jobs and put businesses up for sale, but it was not enough
(p.11)

Rotaxanes Go Hybrid

New compounds combine inorganic and organic parts
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Congress and the Obama Administration weigh the benefits and risks of expanded oil and gas production
(pp. 30-32)
Congress wades into murky, high-stakes policy for climate legislation
(pp. 33-34)
Energy secretary begins search for alternative ways to handle and dispose of radioactive waste
(p.35)

Books

Retracing the early days of broadcast science communication
(pp. 46-47)

Education

Science and engineering degrees at Middle East campus will start with two-year foundation courses
Web Exclusive
Middle Eastern country fosters unique opportunities for Western-style education
(p.43)