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January 17, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 3
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January 17, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 3
Custom synthesis providers greet new year with cautious optimism, focusing on innovation as a key component of success in a hypercompetitive business climate
By A. Maureen Rouhi, C&EN Washington
(pp. 41-51)
Features
Government & Policy
After nine deaths, inspectors seek causes of deadly chlorine spill 
Science & Technology
NASA technology developed for testing satellite materials is found to restore damaged paintings (pp. 36-37)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

MIXED OUTLOOK FOR CUSTOM CHEMICALS
Most suppliers expect 2005 to be only slightly better than 2004, but some are riding high
(pp. 52-57)
EUROPEAN PRODUCERS FACE UNIQUE ISSUES
The dollar and other obstacles snarl the path to success of custom synthesis providers in Europe
(pp. 58-61)
 

News of the Week

Safety Derailed

After nine deaths, inspectors seek causes of deadly chlorine spill
(p.11)

Protein Structure Wed To Dynamics

Technique determines structure and motions of native proteins simultaneously
(p.12)

Setting A Safe Dose For Perchlorate

National Research Council report weighs in to settle conflict
(p.13)

Bush Taps Unexpected Choice

Michael Chertoff is a former prosecutor and sitting judge
(p.14)

Filling A Fullerene

Japanese group uses organic synthesis to make milligrams of H2-filled C60
(p.14)

Sorting Out Sperm Cells

Microfluidic device could speed analysis of sexual assault evidence
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

German firm looks for specialty chemical markets in which it can be the 'clear number one'
(pp. 20-23)
Many chemical firms saw good gains in share prices for quarter and year
(p.24)
Pharmaceuticals outperformed biotechs in the quarter, but lagged for the year
(p.26)
Pharmaceuticals and biotech shares, while up, lagged broader indexes in the fourth quarter
(pp. 24-25)
Most suppliers expect 2005 to be only slightly better than 2004, but some are riding high
(pp. 52-57)
Custom synthesis providers greet new year with cautious optimism, focusing on innovation as a key component of success in a hypercompetitive business climate
(pp. 41-51)
The dollar and other obstacles snarl the path to success of custom synthesis providers in Europe
(pp. 58-61)

ACS News

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
(pp. 66-74)
(pp. 76-78)
(p.81)
(pp. 79-80)
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Government & Policy

After falling for many years, U.S. consumption of the ozone-depleting fumigant may be rising
(pp. 30-31)
Some people wonder if 2005 cut in agency's budget is payback for scientists' political activity
(p.32)

Science & Technology

NEW AND NOTABLE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
NASA technology developed for testing satellite materials is found to restore damaged paintings
(pp. 36-37)

Career & Employment

Large pharmaceutical firms are finding it cost-effective to offer greater flexibility

Editor's Page

Letters

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