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March 7, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 10
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March 7, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 10
Chemical controls, government action, and personal vigilance are all required to tame the outbreak
By William G. Schulz
(pp. 13-18)
Features
Business
Cheap raw materials and a muted industry downturn add up to good times for U.S. companies (pp. 22-25)
ACS News
Anaheim, Calif., March 27–31 (p.58)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Europe’s Firms Back On Track

Chemical Earnings: Economic growth powers fourth-quarter rebound
(p.7)

‘Shaving’ Graphene

Nanoscience: Zinc treatment chemically peels off layers of graphene
(p.8)

Government On Life Support

Congress: Temporary spending bill averts government shutdown, at least for now
(p.8)

Organocatalysis Expands

Synthesis: Method directly yields β-functionalized aldehydes
(p.9)

Daiichi Will Buy Plexxikon

Pharmaceuticals: Deal adds to spending spree by Japan’s drugmakers
(p.10)

Quake Shakes New Zealand Chemistry

Natural Disaster: Upheaval closes Christchurch area universities
(p.10)

Greenlight For New Automotive Refrigerant

Regulation: Compound has low global warming potential, EPA says
(p.11)

Patent Overhaul Gathers Steam

Intellectual Property: Amendments to a Senate bill move patent reform a step forward
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Cheap raw materials and a muted industry downturn add up to good times for U.S. companies
(pp. 22-25)
Lilly’s online drug discovery initiative reaches its first collaborative deal with the University of Notre Dame
(pp. 26-27)
To succeed in personal care, BASF looks to link the scientific and the emotional
(pp. 28-29)
The Chemical Industry Medal Winner navigated Eastman Chemical through a difficult period
(p.30)
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Government & Policy

Standards agency quits calibration of mercury thermometers
(p.34)
Reusing comet-exploring spacecraft yields big payoffs
(pp. 37-38)
Insights: Chemists should be aware of the potential risks posed by the products they make
(p.40)
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Science & Technology

Chemical controls, government action, and personal vigilance are all required to tame the outbreak
(pp. 13-18)
Toxicology: Glycoproteins that line animals' respiratory and digestive tracts bind polyaromatic hydrocarbons, helping the pollutants enter cells
(p.43)
Cutting-edge analytical methods decipher molecular clues buried in age-old artifacts
(pp. 44-47)
After sitting interminably in magnesium’s shadow, the alkaline-earth metal’s chemistry is coming alive
(pp. 49-51)

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