Copyright © 2005 American Chemical Society
 

May 9, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 19
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May 9, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 19
Chemical producers weigh targeted system upgrades in a new, Internet-driven world of choices
By Rick Mullin, C&EN Northeast News Bureau
(pp. 19-24)
Features
Science & Technology
Study blurs the line between thermal and electronic processes in desorption 
Science & Technology
New theoretical results cast doubt on whether enzyme relies on well-known pericyclic reaction 
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Kavli Prizes Carry Handsome Reward

New awards will honor nanoscience, neuroscience, and astrophysics
(p.1)

Surface Bonding Reconsidered

Study blurs the line between thermal and electronic processes in desorption
(p.7)

Academy Elects New Members

NAS elects 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 14 countries
(p.8)

Glaxo Acquired Vaccines Player

Deal for biotech firm Corixa locks up supply of key ingredient
(p.8)

RNA Nucleobase Is Key To Catalysis

Ribozymes use acidic groups for catalysis, just as protein enzymes do
(p.9)

Basell To Be Sold

Consortium with Russian, Indian ties will buy plastics venture
(p.10)

Designer Agents Modify Polymers

Trisamides control crystal growth and physical properties of polypropylene
(p.10)

Editor Named For New ACS Journal

Laura Kiessling will shepherd ACS Chemical Biology to debut
(p.11)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Experts paint bleak picture for future growth in federal R&D investment
(pp. 29-30)
Counterterrorism, chemical accident experts urge senators to pass mandatory plant security bill
(pp. 32-33)
Private-sector jobs remain below their previous high for an unprecedented 51 months
(p.34)
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Science & Technology

TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS NEWS FOR THE LABORATORY WORLD
(p.39)
Structural and other studies yield clues on the workings of RNA-induced silencing complex
(pp. 36-37)
New theoretical results cast doubt on whether enzyme relies on well-known pericyclic reaction
(p.38)

Letters

Letters(p.4)