January 9, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
 
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January 9, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 2
09002-cov-cover
January 9, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 2
By Business Department
(pp. 11-19)
Features
Business
A year after being sold, Isochem sets a course amid evolving domestic competition (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
Chemists evaluate the benefits of flagging problematic functional groups as a means of predicting drug toxicity (pp. 34-35)
Back Issues
 
Competitive Domestic Firms
Despite a slow-growth environment, U.S. chemical companies will be competitive
(p.12)
European Debt Affects Chemical Industry
Chemical output in 2012 is predicted to be even lower than the less than stellar 2011 output
(p.13)
Latin American Growth Slowing Down
After significant growth in 2011, countries experience see slower growth this year
(p.19)
 

News of the Week

Dustup Over Plant Security

Antiterrorism: Top Republican says Homeland Security officials misled Congress
(p.6)

Cascade Beats Previous Record

Organic Synthesis: Four starting materials plus 12 steps in one pot yield bioactive agents
(p.7)

Another Form Of Oxygen

Computational chemistry: Model predicts insulating spiral-chain O4 structure at high pressures
(p.8)

BASF, DuPont Back Biofeedstocks

Investment: Corporate money may speed commercialization of biomass-to-feedstock technologies
(p.8)

Choose Your Own Analytical Range

Biosensors: Mixtures of receptors with different affinities enable expansion of dynamic range
(p.9)
 

Departments

Books

Children’s book evokes the wonder of scientific truths but with an unnecessary attack on cultural myths
(pp. 36-37)