July 4, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

C&EN congratulates Dan Fagin on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” (Bantam Books). C&EN’s Rudy Baum reviewed “Toms River” last May.

 
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July 4, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 27
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July 4, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 27
A leaner chemical industry made the most of a shallow recovery
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(p.33)
Features
Business
Attendees at the annual Chemspec Europe exhibition calibrated growth prospects in recuperating markets (pp. 14-16)
Science & Technology
Researchers endeavor to pinpoint protein receptors and nerves responsible for the torment-inducing sensation with an eye toward therapeutics (pp. 27-29)
Back Issues
 
A Long Year of Demand Recovery
Cost cutting boosted finances, but it took four quarters for sales volumes to return
(pp. 34-35)
Chemical Sector’s Jobless Recovery
A wobbly rebound, high productivity, and pharma mergers prevented employment growth
(pp. 50-51)
Output Ramps Up In All Regions
Chemical production increased markedly over that in 2009, thanks to demand from developing economies
(pp. 55-56)
Growing Economies Pump Up Commerce
Jump in trade was a measure of recovery for the chemical industry
(p.64)
 

News of the Week

Wildfire Closes Los Alamos

Natural Disaster: Lab, city are shuttered as crews fight to contain blaze
(p.7)

House Approves Patent Overhaul

Intellectual Property: House and Senate bills differ over future funding of the patent office
(p.8)

PFIZER Rethinks Plan For U.K. Site

Pharmaceuticals: Firm keeps some U.K. R&D staff while advancing plans for research park
(p.8)

BIO Goes To Washington

Biopharmaceuticals: Annual conference focuses on need for regulatory and policy reform
(p.9)

Manufacturing Rebirth

Partnership: Obama rolls out initiative to revamp processes, products
(p.10)

Research Funders To Start Journal

Scholarly Publishing: Nongovernment funding bodies aim to shake up current model
(p.10)

Cells Take Up Plutonium

Chemical Biology: Transferrin delivers element, but only when accompanied by iron
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Attendees at the annual Chemspec Europe exhibition calibrated growth prospects in recuperating markets
(pp. 14-16)
The chief executive officer of Rhodia is preparing for the day when he will head Solvay
(p.18)
Cost cutting boosted finances, but it took four quarters for sales volumes to return
(pp. 34-35)
A wobbly rebound, high productivity, and pharma mergers prevented employment growth
(pp. 50-51)
Chemical production increased markedly over that in 2009, thanks to demand from developing economies
(pp. 55-56)
Jump in trade was a measure of recovery for the chemical industry
(p.64)
A leaner chemical industry made the most of a shallow recovery
(p.33)
Agency seeks to pool its limited resources with others to strengthen inspections of drug plants abroad
(p.17)
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Government & Policy

Chemical manufacturers oppose tax credits to expand transportation use of the fuel
(pp. 20-21)
Internet efforts digitize old data, classify images, and contribute information
(pp. 22-23)
Obama Administration hopes to invest $90 million to stimulate development of educational technologies
(p.24)

Education

Science program blends multidisciplinary teamwork, problem-based learning, and student-driven education
(pp. 31-32)