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September 21, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 38
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September 21, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 38
Mass spectrometry uncovers chemical details of petroleum’s most recalcitrant fraction
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
Latest closures are ending chemical production at the only U.S. facilities of their kind (pp. 21-24)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Surface-enhanced spectroscopic tool could yield health care, global security applications (pp. 36-38)
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Government & Policy

Plastics and metals in toys will need testing, but new rule exempts many natural materials
(pp. 30-31)
EPA proposes softening regulations to protect drinking water and allow CO2 to be sequestered underground
(p.32)
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Science & Technology

Mass spectrometry uncovers chemical details of petroleum’s most recalcitrant fraction
(pp. 12-17)
ACS Meeting News: Surface-enhanced spectroscopic tool could yield health care, global security applications
(pp. 36-38)
ACS Meeting News: Noncovalent interaction akin to hydrogen bonding is becoming an important tool for chemists
(pp. 39-42)

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