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July 1, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 26
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July 1, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 26
For companies, the chief virtue in 2012 was patience
By Business Department
(p.25)
Features
Business
Growth in agrochemicals lifts the mood at the Chemspec custom chemicals show (pp. 12-13)
Science & Technology
From greenhouse gas to useful chemicals and fuels via electrochemistry (pp. 21-22)
Science & Technology
Radiation exposure emphasizes need to protect astronauts and pushes scientists to develop new materials (pp. 23-24)
Back Issues
 
No Growth, No Problem
Even in debt-plagued Europe, chemical firms kept a firm grip on their finances
(p.26)
Chemical Payroll Rise Is Spotty
Deal-making contributes to employment growth at some major chemical firms
(pp. 38-40)
Lackluster Year For Chemical Output
Production stayed flat or dipped in most world regions in 2012
(p.41)
New Markets Drive Chemical Commerce
While overall trade in chemicals stabilized last year, exports to developing regions grew
(p.46)
 

News of the Week

A Renewed Fight Against Climate Change

Greenhouse Gases: Obama promises executive order to cut emissions
(p.5)

Forcing Patterns Of Organic Molecules On Graphene Surfaces

Materials: Polymer stamps functionalize graphene surfaces by accelerating Diels-Alder reactions between inks and the material
(p.6)

New Greenhouse Gas Threat Seen

Emissions: Manufacturers in China, India may stop destroying potent fluorochemical
(p.6)

Chemistry Challenge Inspires Middle School Students

Contest aims to boost students’ interest in chemistry and science
(p.7)

Diamonds Mediate Photochemistry

Materials: Ejected electrons serve as powerful reducing agents under mild conditions
(p.7)

Europe Eyes Open Access To Drug Trial Data

Pharmaceuticals: Sanofi CEO warns of a competitive threat in a wide-open transparency scheme
(p.8)

Longer-Lasting Artificial Joints

Materials Science: Multilayered thin film could improve replacement joints
(p.8)

Generic Drug Lawsuits Blocked

Pharmaceuticals: Supreme Court ruling shields industry from liability in state courts
(p.9)
 

Departments

Business

Attendees at World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology describe progress, hurdles in scaling up renewable fuels and chemicals
(p.14)
Growth in agrochemicals lifts the mood at the Chemspec custom chemicals show
(pp. 12-13)
For companies, the chief virtue in 2012 was patience
(p.25)
Production stayed flat or dipped in most world regions in 2012
(p.41)
Deal-making contributes to employment growth at some major chemical firms
(pp. 38-40)
While overall trade in chemicals stabilized last year, exports to developing regions grew
(p.46)
Even in debt-plagued Europe, chemical firms kept a firm grip on their finances
(p.26)
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Government & Policy

Computational contest aims to improve models for predicting chemical effects
(p.18)
Toxic substances reform legislation could make it harder to seek damages from companies, lawyers say.
(pp. 16-17)