April 18, 2005 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
Copyright © 2005 American Chemical Society
 

April 18, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 16
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April 18, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 16
Companies across the specialty chemicals industry are changing the way they manage their research efforts
By RICK MULLIN AND ALEXANDER H. TULLO, C&EN NORTHEAST NEWS BUREAU; AND PATRICIA L. SHORT, C&EN LONDON
(pp. 21-31)
Features
Government & Policy
Senate panel approves EPA nominee after he kills controversial research plan 
Science & Technology
AS NEWS: Researchers reveal potential new medicines for thrombosis, anxiety, diabetes, and cancer (pp. 40-44)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: R&D REALITY CHECK

THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Are You Paying To Be Served?
(p.28)
 

News of the Week

Synthetic Route To Tetracyclines

Modular, flexible synthesis yields structurally diverse antibiotics
(p.9)

Johnson Gets Thumbs Up

Senate panel approves EPA nominee after he kills controversial research plan
(p.10)

Potash Projects

Agrium, Mosaic, and Potash Corp. are adding capacity after getting a tax break
(p.10)

Laser Sensor Detects TNT Vapor

Device based on a lasing semiconducting polymer has unprecedented sensitivity
(p.11)

Chinese Riot Over Pollution

Thousands of protesters beat back police sent to restore order
(p.12)

Drugs For The Poor

Plans aim to distribute low-cost medicines and spur research
(p.12)

Metal Stays Put

Study indicates chromium(VI) is less mobile than commonly believed
(p.13)
 

Departments

ACS News

Other actions in San Diego include announcing fall election candidates and raising dues
(pp. 56-57)
Constant-dollar pay of new chemists remains depressed; little change in soft job situation
(pp. 51-55)
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Government & Policy

Agency officials discuss current budget, new initiatives, and other challenges facing chemistry
(pp. 33-34)
Huge influx of money has made quiet campus an easy target for congressional meddling
(p.36)
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Science & Technology

NEW AND NOTABLE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
AS NEWS: Researchers reveal potential new medicines for thrombosis, anxiety, diabetes, and cancer
(pp. 40-44)
ACS MEETING NEWS: Biocompatibility and biodegradability are key elements in design of polymers for therapeutics
(pp. 45-47)
Amino acids of low optical purity are shown to catalyze one-pot asymmetric synthesis of sugars
(p.48)

Career & Employment

Organic and medicinal chemists find a niche in computer-aided drug discovery
(pp. 59-66)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 6-8)