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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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News of the Week

Big Guns Target Global Warming

Climate Change: UN summit, G‑20 meeting focus on invigorating talks on new treaty
(p.7)

New Tuberculosis Drug Target

Microbiology: Inhibitors affect mycobacterial, not human, proteasome
(p.8)

Runaway Reaction Led To Four Deaths

Report: Inexperience with highly reactive chemicals turned fatal in 2007; chemical board urges education
(p.8)

Elan Alters J&J Pact

Pharmaceuticals: New deal maintains partnership with Biogen Idec, cuts what Johnson & Johnson will pay
(p.9)

Lilly Sets Out To Reorganize

Pharmaceuticals: Plan will establish five business units and cut $1 billion in costs, 5,500 jobs
(p.9)

Delving Into D-Amino Acids

Biochemistry: Bacteria use right-handed amino acids to build and regulate part of their cell wall
(p.10)

Precursors To Titan's Smog

Planetary Science: Scientists begin to unravel the chemistry behind the orange haze cloaking saturn’s moon
(p.10)

Changing Of The Guards

New CEOs: Moves at the top are afoot for Bayer, Nova, and IFF
(p.11)

Positive Earnings Estimates

Recovery: With higher sales volumes in the third quarter, Solutia, Lubrizol boost 2009 earnings estimates
(p.11)
 

Departments

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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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