August 13, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

The American Chemical Society has appointed Bibiana Campos-Seijo as the new editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News. Currently editor and publisher of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry World magazine, she will move to C&EN in December.

 
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August 13, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 33
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August 13, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 33
A range of analytical techniques and plenty of developmental work permit authorities to distinguish between the real deal and a bogus buy
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Business
Chemical firms report weakening demand worldwide, lower revenues, and shrinking earnings (pp. 18-21)
Science & Technology
Agreement outlines safety program for UC system; defense for UCLA professor focuses on investigator’s past (pp. 34-37)
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News of the Week

Catalyst Could Zap Methane Emissions

Catalysis: Agent oxidizes methane efficiently at low temperatures
(p.5)

China Cracks Down On Fake Drugs

Regulation: Police go after counterfeits as new laws target quality
(p.6)

R&D Tax Breaks Face Uncertain Fate

Tax Policy: Legislation to extend incentives clears key Senate committee, but hurdles remain
(p.6)

DSM To Slash 1,000 Jobs As Profits Tumble

The Dutch specialty chemicals firm says it will cut 4% of its workforce
(p.7)

New Mars Rover Lands Safely

Space Science: NASA’s Curiosity touches down on the Red Planet after a daring, cliffhanger approach
(p.7)

Airborne Sulfur Dioxide Oxidant Identified

Atmospheric chemistry: Emissions from trees are key to new pathway
(p.8)

Clinical Trial Failures

Research: Faltering drug candidates have cost Pfizer, BMS, and others hundreds of millions of dollars
(p.8)

DNA Controls Nanoshapes

Nanotechnology: Base sequences set shapes of gold-DNA nanoparticles
(p.9)

UN Targets Syria’s Weapons

Diplomacy: Resolution raises alarm of regime’s threat to use chemical arsenal
(p.9)
 

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Business

A range of analytical techniques and plenty of developmental work permit authorities to distinguish between the real deal and a bogus buy
(pp. 11-15)
Most major drug firms also saw second-quarter revenues fall
(pp. 22-23)
So many new fertilizer plants are being planned that by 2016 the sector will likely be awash with excess product
(p.24)
Chemical firms report weakening demand worldwide, lower revenues, and shrinking earnings
(pp. 18-21)
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Government & Policy

Chemical shippers say initiatives could lead to improved freight service, rate relief
(p.31)
White House directive may curtail government scientists’ attendance at scientific meetings
(p.30)
Tax Policy: Legislation to extend incentives clears key Senate committee, but faces heated battles in Congress at large
Initiative set to start in 2013 will support and encourage science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers and education
(pp. 28-29)
DHS, industry say federal antiterrorism program is getting back on track
(pp. 26-27)