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January 19, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 3
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January 19, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 3
With Republicans at the helm, lawmakers prepare to act on chemical- and chemistry-related issues including federal research funding, labels for genetically modified foods, a tax credit for corporate research, and pesticides linked to decline of bees.
By Government & Policy Department
(pp. 9-13)
Features
Business
Chemical makers unleash new products for cleaning industry customers unhappy with current offerings (pp. 16-19)
Government & Policy
Move offers breathing room for much-needed updating of regulations (pp. 22-23)
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News of the Week

Biotech Frenzy Grips JP Morgan Conference

Pharmaceuticals: An exuberant meeting portends a busy year for deal-making
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Classic Addition Reaction Gets A Makeover

Chemical Synthesis: New catalyst expands stereochemical repertoire of alkene dichlorination
(p.5)

Big Apple Bans Foam Containers

Regulation: Chemical industry fought for recycling of polystyrene instead
(p.6)

Radical Polymer Approach

Polymerization: Organic initiators replace metal catalysts
(p.6)

$250 Million Composites Research Hub Launches


Chemical industry stalwarts back effort to lower manufacturing costs with aid of federal dollars
(p.7)

Absorbent Polymer Inflates Tissue To Give Microscope A Better View

Microscopy: Swellable polymers physically magnify samples to achieve nanoscale resolution
(p.7)

DuPont-Trian Fight Escalates

Finance: Activist hedge fund seeks seats on DuPont’s board
(p.8)

Women Said To Shun Disciplines Perceived As Requiring Innate Brilliance

Study may explain why fewer females enter many science fields
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Move offers breathing room for much-needed updating of regulations
(pp. 22-23)
With Republicans at the helm, lawmakers prepare to act on chemical- and chemistry-related issues including federal research funding, labels for genetically modified foods, a tax credit for corporate research, and pesticides linked to decline of bees.
(pp. 9-13)