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October 19, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 42
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October 19, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 42
Chemists tap museum collections as a rich source of novel research questions, collaborations
By William G. Schulz
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Business
Water treatment start-ups are awash in innovation but face a risk-averse industry (pp. 20-21)
Government & Policy
EPA administrator announces new priorities for agency’s chemical policies (pp. 28-29)
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Cover Story: Science From Art

A Museum Career
Chemist works at intersection of chemistry and art
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News of the Week

Putting A Price On Cutting CO2

Climate Change: Economists predict modest overall impacts but deep cuts for some
(p.7)

Cold Deep-Sea N2 Fixers

Environment: Microbe consortium could help balance oceanic nitrogen budget
(p.8)

Patent Rules Rescinded

Intellectual Property: Bush-era regulations on patent size pulled
(p.8)

Fine Chemicals Tough It Out

CPhI: After a difficult year, there could be signs of life for pharmaceutical chemical producers
(p.9)

More Acetonitrile

Ineos rolls out new technology that will help keep the polar solvent in supply
(p.9)

Journal Of Chemical Education Joins ACS Publications

ACS News: Premiere journal for chemical education to become available on the ACS Publications website.
(p.10)

New Helper For Bulky Amino Acids

Asymmetric Synthesis: Stripped-down small-molecule catalyst improves synthesis of key chiral intermediates
(p.10)

Homoallenylation Sans Separation

Organic Synthesis: Chiral reaction could be used to make natural products, drugs
(p.11)

Newcomer Enters Patent Measuring

R&D: Dow, BASF back new method for assessing impact
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

EPA administrator announces new priorities for agency’s chemical policies
(pp. 28-29)
Battles heat up as EPA, Congress debate how to 
reduce greenhouse gas emissions
(pp. 30-32)
Scientists fear tighter restrictions could hamper biological research
(pp. 33-35)
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Science & Technology

Chemist works at intersection of chemistry and art
Web Exclusive
Chemists tap museum collections as a rich source of novel research questions, collaborations
(pp. 12-16)
Techniques provide ways to manipulate and understand protein folding
(pp. 39-40)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.41)

Career & Employment

In biotech, a culture of creativity and team building helps top companies to work for weather a tough economy
(pp. 46-48)