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October 29, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 44
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October 29, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 44
Flame-retardant chemicals ignite a debate over safety, efficacy, and fire-safety standards
By William G. Schulz
(p.27)
Features
Business
CPhI attendees find strength in pharmaceuticals and promise in other fine chemicals markets (pp. 13-15)
Science & Technology
Partnership brings practices from industry to academia (pp. 21-23)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Fighting Fires

Ablaze Over Furniture Fires
Fire-safety scientists are outraged by a chemist’s campaign against flame-retardant chemicals
(pp. 28-33)
EPA Targets Flame Retardants
Agency scrutinizes chemicals over concerns about health and environmental effects
(pp. 34-37)
 

News of the Week

Dow And DuPont Unveil Job, Plant Cuts

Restructuring: Weak global markets force U.S. chemical titans to retrench
(p.7)

Chemists Approach Elusive Breslow Intermediate

Quest: 'Carbene Chemistry’s Higgs' is important in biochemistry and catalysis
(p.8)

Obama, Romney Meet For Final Debate

Politics: Economy, not foreign policy, dominates presidential face-off
(p.8)

Algal Biofuels Not Ready For Scale-Up

Report finds shortcomings in present technology but cause for long-term optimism
(p.9)

Cyclopentadienyl Ligands Go Chiral

Catalysis: Chemists tune workhorse ligands for stereoselective reactions
(p.9)

An Advance In Directed Evolution

Synthetic Biology: Technique can now be carried out entirely in yeast
(p.10)

Pfizer To Purchase ADHD Drug Maker NextWave

Acquisition will be an up to $700 million entry into the ADHD market
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

CEFIC’s departing president reflects on his term in office and his plans for the years ahead
(p.16)
CPhI attendees find strength in pharmaceuticals and promise in other fine chemicals markets
(pp. 13-15)
Firms hope that polymeric materials will put to rest uncertainty over brominated flame retardants
(pp. 39-41)
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Government & Policy

High corn prices driven by drought, reduced yield, and biofuel demand trigger agency ethanol review
(pp. 18-19)
Agency scrutinizes chemicals over concerns about health and environmental effects
(pp. 34-37)
Fire-safety scientists are outraged by a chemist’s campaign against flame-retardant chemicals
(pp. 28-33)