October 3, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

Countdown to the 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

Events: C&EN reporters, special guests webcast their predictions for the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Visit http://cenm.ag/2014chemnobel.

 
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October 3, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 40
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October 3, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 40
As big pharma exits early-stage drug development, contract research firms are serving the nonprofit and government institutions that are taking it on
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 14-19)
Features
Business
Textile dyes: Industry migration to Asia continues (p.12)
Government & Policy
Solyndra’s bankruptcy triggers congressional investigation of Energy Department’s clean energy policies (pp. 28-29)
Science & Technology
Researchers are learning the secrets of mouse chemical communication by peering into their pee (pp. 36-37)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

DOE Plans Shift In R&D Direction

Review: Transportation-related R&D, electric vehicle development to grow
(p.9)

Tronox Will Merge With Ore Supplier

Inorganics: Company says Exxaro unit will enable it to expand to meet demand
(p.10)

White House Honors Scientists

Awards: Winners of National Medals of Science and of Technology & Innovation include chemical scientists
(p.10)

Tweezing Apart Amyloids

Therapeutics: Small molecule sticks to lysine to unglue protein aggregates
(p.11)

House Takes Aim At Clean Air Act

Pollution: Industry backs cost-benefit analyses of EPA rules, but critics fear assault on public health
(p.12)

Huntsman Shrinks Its Swiss Presence

Textile dyes: Industry migration to Asia continues
(p.12)

Catalyst Calculus

Organic Chemistry: Math teases out ideal balance of catalyst qualities
(p.13)

Untangling Polymer Flow

Modeling: New algorithm closely describes dynamics of polymer melt
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Solyndra’s bankruptcy triggers congressional investigation of Energy Department’s clean energy policies
(pp. 28-29)
ACS meeting news: Intricacy of nitrogen cycle complicates emissions regulation
(pp. 30-31)
New laws target bisphenol A, tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate
(p.32)

Education

Through small-scale experiments, Asian educators increase access to, and safety of, hands-on lab experience
(pp. 41-42)
Higher education goes under the microscope in new ‘Piled Higher and Deeper’ movie
(pp. 39-40)