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May 27, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 21
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May 27, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 21
Custom manufacturers go beyond pharmaceuticals to bring agrochemical and other industrial customers into the mix
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 13-19)
Features
Government & Policy
Congress will look at how chemical facilities are regulated in aftermath of Texas disaster (pp. 33-35)
Science & Technology
Peptides and proteins are being designed to fold or self-assemble into nanostructures (pp. 42-43)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Microwaves Distinguish Mirror-Image Compounds

Chirality: Mirror-image compounds detected by new method
(p.7)

Chemical Reform Bill Unveiled

Senate: Breakthrough bipartisan proposal would update Toxic Substances Control Act
(p.8)

Elan Goes On A Spending Spree

Pharmaceuticals: Firm uses its cash to rebuild businesses
(p.8)

Antibiotic Side Effects Explained

Structural Biology: Sulfonamide drugs may harm nervous systems by inhibiting an enzyme
(p.9)

Dow Unveils Lab Safety Website

Training: Resource hosts comprehensive video library
(p.9)

Fluoride’s Unexpected Role In Photocatalysis

Materials: Acid’s surface residue, not just the catalyst, should get credit
(p.10)

Job Boom From Shale Gale

Employment: Trade group says shale gas will add more than 500,000 permanent positions
(p.10)

EPA Chief Still Unconfirmed

Partisan wrangling bedevils Lisa McCarthy’s nomination
(p.11)

Laser Blast Helps Spot Ancient Dyes

Spectroscopy: Laser vaporization improves surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for cultural heritage research
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

The pharmaceutical patent cliff is driving firms to look more closely at improving manufacturing processes
(pp. 30-31)
Despite rumors of a move back West, business is booming in China, three companies say
(pp. 22-24)
Custom manufacturers go beyond pharmaceuticals to bring agrochemical and other industrial customers into the mix
(pp. 13-19)
Geographic expansion in the U.S. and China is a big part of French chemical maker’s strategy
(pp. 26-28)

ACS News

ACS honors facility known for decades of groundbreaking research and education excellence
(p.49)
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Government & Policy

Congress will look at how chemical facilities are regulated in aftermath of Texas disaster
(pp. 33-35)
Grim federal funding outlook dominates discussion at AAAS policy meeting
(pp. 38-39)
Analysis digs out factors behind differences in states’ CO2 emissions
(pp. 36-37)

Education

Hands-on materials science program helps educators engage students
(pp. 46-47)