January 24, 2005 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
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January 24, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 4
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January 24, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 4
Customer needs range from high-end surface modification chemistry to affordable ingredients for emerging markets
By Michael McCoy, C&EN Northeast News Bureau
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Science & Technology
Huygens probe lands safely on Titan, sends back stunning first images  
Science & Technology
Technique promises direct observation of lipids in samples ranging from skin to potato chips 
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: SOAPS AND DETERGENTS

A TALE OF TWO RAW MATERIALS
Feedstock prices pinch petrochemical-based surfactant makers more so than oleochemical firms
(pp. 21-22)
 

News of the Week

A Shrouded World Revealed At Last

Huygens probe lands safely on Titan, sends back stunning first images
(p.7)

'Clear Skies' A Dirtier Policy

NRC says President's plan unlikely to cut emissions as much as current law
(p.8)

Informex Informs

Custom chemical trade show heralds new directions for industry
(p.8)

Richard Zare Wins 2005 Wolf Prize

Award cites his seminal contributions to physical and analytical chemistry
(p.8)

Catalyzing Detection

Supramolecular allosteric catalyst forms new type of chemical sensor
(p.9)

Open Access On Hold

NIH delays release of its plan to make research articles freely available
(p.10)

When Plants Get Too Much Sun

Plants rely on a carotenoid to protect themselves from overexposure to light
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

French fine chemicals firm hopes to show up on pharma industry radar after a wave of acquisitions
(pp. 12-13)
Feedstock prices pinch petrochemical-based surfactant makers more so than oleochemical firms
(pp. 21-22)
Customer needs range from high-end surface modification chemistry to affordable ingredients for emerging markets
(pp. 15-20)

ACS News

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
(pp. 39-45)
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Government & Policy

EPA guidance on exempting volatile organic compounds from regulation gets scrutiny
(pp. 25-27)
Health problems persist, and the former Union Carbide site has yet to be cleaned up
(pp. 28-31)
Much has changed, much has stayed the same, and accident investigators worry about future
(pp. 32-34)

Science & Technology

NEW SOFTWARE AND WEBSITES FOR THE CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE
(p.38)
Technique promises direct observation of lipids in samples ranging from skin to potato chips
(p.36)
Enantioselective organocatalytic hydride reductions of ∝ ,β-unsaturated aldehydes achieved
(p.37)

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