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February 7, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 6
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February 7, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 6
Chemical companies target 13% rise in capital spending in 2005, but only a modest increase to R&D is considered
By Marc S. Reisch, C&EN Northeast News Bureau
(pp. 18-22)
Features
Government & Policy
Washington, D.C., passes measure to block hazardous cargo near the Capitol 
Science & Technology
Fluorinated polyelectrolytic systems exhibit potentially useful hydrophobic properties (pp. 28-30)
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News of the Week

First Ban On Rail Shipments Passed

Washington, D.C., passes measure to block hazardous cargo near the Capitol
(p.7)

BASF Buys Merck Chemical Unit

BASF to strengthen its hand in the electronic chemicals sector
(p.8)

NIH Bans Consulting

Agency implements new ethics rules to curb conflicts of interest
(p.8)

Celebrex Fight

Consumer group says 1999 study of Pfizer's drug reveals heart hazards
(p.9)

Extending Hubble's Scientific Life

Congress looks at options for NASA's premier space telescope
(p.10)

Finding The Best Conditions Rapidly

Microfluidic device can optimize even complex organic transformations
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Contract chemistry and service firms rise to the challenge of the 'Life Sciences Age'
(pp. 15-16)
U.S. chemical industry posts three months of trade surplus, but the numbers are disturbingly volatile
(p.17)
Chemical companies target 13% rise in capital spending in 2005, but only a modest increase to R&D is considered
(pp. 18-22)

ACS News

Major actions taken by the ACS Board of Directors during its December meeting in Arlington, Va., were reported in C&EN's Dec. 13, 2004, issue (page 9).
(pp. 48-49)
Graduations remain below high levels of five or so years ago as growth in women's share pauses
(pp. 38-46)
Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
(pp. 34-37)
nanomaterials

Science & Technology

Fluorinated polyelectrolytic systems exhibit potentially useful hydrophobic properties
(pp. 28-30)
Simple and practical approach uses innate oxidation states of coupling partners
(pp. 30-31)

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Letters

Letters(p.4)