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September 17, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 38
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September 17, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 38
The first batch of a growing list of manufacturing facilities producing chemicals from sugar is coming on-line
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Government & Policy
House attempts to stop biofuels use by the military (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Report, symposium highlight need for new advances in carbohydrate research (pp. 28-29)
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News of the Week

Bond Order Via Microscopy

Molecular Bonding: Method probes subtle differences in classic chemistry descriptor
(p.5)

Chemical Security Efforts Criticized

Antiterrorism: Department of Homeland Security tells Congress that program is on the mend
(p.6)

D-Protein Inhibits Key Drug Target

Drug Discovery: Mirror-image agent could lead to improved cancer and macular degeneration medicines
(p.6)

Chemists Score Alkyl Fluorination

Organic Synthesis: Simple, direct fluorination of C–H bonds adds to research hot streak
(p.7)

More On TPC Takeover

Firm works to assure shareholders that, private equity sale, it has set a fair price
(p.7)

Pesticides Firm Hit With Record Fine

Enforcement: Scotts Miracle-Gro agrees to pay $10 million in criminal and civil penalties
(p.8)

Utilities Drive Solar Projects

New Capacity: Installations of photovoltaic systems in the U.S. are set to increase 71% from 2011
(p.8)

Big Pharma Fights Drug Rulings In India

Intellectual Property: Major drug companies try to protect their products
(p.9)

National Human Genome Research Institute Refocuses Extramural Research

Genomics: NIH program makes organizational changes to advance clinical applications
(p.9)
 

Departments

Books

An exploration of the lengths some scientists will go to for credit, fame, and glory
(pp. 33-34)
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Science & Technology

Tale of a Chinese graduate student studying physics in the U.S. deftly illustrates the trials of earning an advanced degree
Web Exclusive
ACS Meeting News: Report, symposium highlight need for new advances in carbohydrate research
(pp. 28-29)
ACS Meeting News: All-polymer aerogels may one day line spacesuits as well as refrigerators and pipelines
(pp. 30-31)

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