March 23, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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March 23, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 12
March 23, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 12
Priestley Medalist M. Frederick Hawthorne has some unfinished business
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 12-14)
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)
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News of the Week

Dodging The Substitution Laws

Reaction that yields meta-substituted aromatic rings evades textbook tenets

FDA Team Named

Obama selects new agency heads, strengthens food safety efforts

Trauma Continues For Chemical Firms

Salary reductions increase as a cost-control measure

Congress, Companies Target Chemicals

Bisphenol A and phthalates are in the crosshairs

Modified Antibody Binds Two Antigens

Engineered antibody can alter the shape of its binding sites

Chemtura's Bankruptcy

Firm cut dividends, jobs and put businesses up for sale, but it was not enough

Rotaxanes Go Hybrid

New compounds combine inorganic and organic parts



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


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


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