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October 11, 2004 Issue

Volume 82, Issue 41
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October 11, 2004 Issue, Vol. 82 | Iss. 41
Following an age of big breakthroughs, old-line industries advance today through incremental innovations in chemistry
By Rick Mullin
Features
Science & Technology
Prize honors elucidation of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation 
Science & Technology
Use of microchannel reactors for the chemical process industries gathers momentum (pp. 39-43)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Tweaks, Not Bounds

Synthetic Chemistry Moves Into Concrete
Polycarboxylate admixtures usher in a slew of performance improvements
High-End Innovation Leads Textile Dyes
Faced with Asian overcapacity, major suppliers boost product performance
(pp. 26-27)
No Paper Tigers
Suppliers to papermaking industry bundle offerings together into systems
(p.28)
An 'Eco-Friendly' Feel For Leather
Suppliers aim to give more environmentally benign products and processes to leather industry
(pp. 30-31)
 

News of the Week

Protein Breakdance

Prize honors elucidation of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
(p.10)

Winning By A Nose

Laureates' research has demystified the sense of smell
(p.11)

Cytec To Buy Ucb Surface Specialties

UCB will focus on pharmaceuticals; Cytec will nearly double in size
(p.12)

Economists See Slower Growth

Housing and autos, two large chemical markets, will remain at high levels
(p.13)

Iraq Had No Illicit Weapons

Report finds sanctions, international inspections contained Saddam's threat
(p.13)

EPA Rule Change Aids Polluters

Inspector general says new EPA regulation allows power plant emissions
(p.14)

Making Peptides On Early Earth

Carbonyl sulfide may have mediated polymerization of amino acids
(p.15)

To Your Health

'Health & Wellness' is theme of 2004 National Chemistry Week
(p.15)
 

Departments

Business

Growth in chemical company share prices continued to beat the Dow Jones in the third quarter
(p.18)
Pharmaceutical stocks performed less poorly than did biotechs
(p.19)
C&EN's biotech index falls, while the drug index is battered by plunge in Merck's stock price
(pp. 18-19)
Behind Chiral Technologies' growth is drug industry acceptance of chiral chromatography
(p.20)
Polycarboxylate admixtures usher in a slew of performance improvements
Faced with Asian overcapacity, major suppliers boost product performance
(pp. 26-27)
Suppliers to papermaking industry bundle offerings together into systems
(p.28)
Suppliers aim to give more environmentally benign products and processes to leather industry
(pp. 30-31)
Following an age of big breakthroughs, old-line industries advance today through incremental innovations in chemistry
(p.21)

Government & Policy

Three chemical bonding centers of varying size are getting under way
New centers fund collaborative work on large-scale, high-risk chemical problems
(pp. 33-34)
Agencies are adopting identical rules in case EPA standards get delayed
(p.35)

Science & Technology

Use of microchannel reactors for the chemical process industries gathers momentum
(pp. 39-43)
New syntheses could lead to a solid all-nitrogen compound that's stable under ambient conditions
(p.44)
The 22nd amino acid is biosynthesized directly, making possible expansion of genetic code
(p.45)
Interdisciplinary institute is recruiting chemists to probe brain function, develop new imaging tools
(p.46)

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