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November 14, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 46
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November 14, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 46
Specialty chemical companies see a business opportunity in coming up with alternatives to products that face health or safety questions
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Features
Science & Technology
Ultrafast Raman technique provides new insight into isomerization of retinal (p.11)
Science & Technology
New class of RNA compounds may open window on microRNA's role in disease processes (pp. 51-52)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Environmental Play

Dry Cleaning Dreams
Numerous contenders seek to unseat perchloroethylene as the top dry cleaning solvent
(pp. 19-22)
Keeping Well-Preserved
Cosmetic preservatives makers offer alternatives as widely used parabens come under scrutiny
(pp. 25-27)
Cutting Out Phthalates
Polyvinyl chloride applications haven't been flexible enough to accept alternatives to phthalate esters
(pp. 29-31)
Panel Ranks Risks of Common Phthalate
Additional research underscores concerns about DEHP that were first expressed in 2000 report
(pp. 32-36)
 

News of the Week

Rhodopsin Shifts Are Caught In Act

Ultrafast Raman technique provides new insight into isomerization of retinal
(p.11)

Reddy's Buys Roche Plant In Mexico

Move lengthens list of foreign assets bought by Indian custom manufacturers
(p.12)

DuPont Launches Streamlining Plan

Effort is wide-ranging but won't involve wholesale job cuts
(p.13)

Illuminating Water Oxidation

Elusive state in photosynthetic oxygen production is observed spectroscopically
(p.14)

Science For Peace In The Middle East

Malta conference aims to strengthen scientific ties in troubled region
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Plastics and silicon wafer giant spends billions in U.S. and Japan to bolster core businesses
(pp. 40-41)
Numerous contenders seek to unseat perchloroethylene as the top dry cleaning solvent
(pp. 19-22)
Cosmetic preservatives makers offer alternatives as widely used parabens come under scrutiny
(pp. 25-27)
Polyvinyl chloride applications haven't been flexible enough to accept alternatives to phthalate esters
(pp. 29-31)
Additional research underscores concerns about DEHP that were first expressed in 2000 report
(pp. 32-36)
Specialty chemical companies see a business opportunity in coming up with alternatives to products that face health or safety questions
(p.17)

ACS News

Cholesterol drug lovastatin may have neurological benefits
(p.1)
(p.62)
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Science & Technology

Traditional Polynesian beverage relaxes some, but its appearance and bitter taste gross out others
(p.53)
New class of RNA compounds may open window on microRNA's role in disease processes
(pp. 51-52)
Technology and Business News for the Laboratory World
(p.54)

Letters

Letters(pp. 5-6)