Copyright © 2005 American Chemical Society
 

November 21, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 47
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November 21, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 47
C&EN interviews Gulf Coast scientists in the aftermath of this fall's hurricanes
By Linda Raber
(p.13)
Features
Science & Technology
Method reveals shape and stoichiometry of a protein complex in single experiment (p.7)
Science & Technology
New heat-transfer technology takes temperature control of batch reactors to unprecedented level (pp. 51-52)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Crisis And Courage

When The Levee Broke
ACS Councilor Jack Stocker is uprooted after his New Orleans home is flooded
(pp. 14-15)
Tales From Tulane
Professors Ulrike Diebold and Larry Byers are anxious to get their labs running again
(pp. 15-16)
A Civil Defense
PPG's Jerry Merchant's experience as a rescuer after Katrina helped guide his preparations for Rita
(p.17)
Worries Of A Med School Dream Deferred
Senior premed Eric Broussard, temporarily at USC, is determined to graduate from Xavier
(p.18)
Chairmen's Challenge
After harrowing escape, chemists Ed and Cheryl Stevens struggle to hold their departments together
(pp. 19-20)
Grace Under Pressure As Rita Struck Texas
Site manager Gerald R. Ehrman geared up for the worst as he shut down DuPont's Sabine River Works
(pp. 19-22)
Louisiana State Stretched Thin
Overcrowding, instability, and anxiety tax students and faculty at Baton Rouge campus
(pp. 20-21)
More Than Just Maintenance
The storm that damaged William L. Strayham's DuPont job site also wiped out his Mississippi home
(p.22)
One Day At A Time
Dale Ledford works to restore his home and the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast
(p.23)
All In The Family
Sense of humor sustains University of New Orleans' Bruce Gibb, now living and working in Austin
(p.25)
Stranded By Katrina
Foreign grad students and postdocs like those in the Rosenzweig group face extra challeges
(p.26)
 

News of the Week

Natural Gas Use Is Falling

High prices, disruptions are expected to cut U.S. gas consumption this year
(p.2)

Complex Shapes Up

Method reveals shape and stoichiometry of a protein complex in single experiment
(p.7)

Mercury Option

State and local regulators offer plan as alternative to Bush Administration rule
(p.8)

Japanese Firms Keep Improving

Most companies achieve strong operational performance during first half
(p.9)

FDA Slammed On Contraceptive Case

Investigation hints that FDA decided to reject Plan B before advisors weighed in
(p.10)

Natural Product's Target Identified

Bistramide A disrupts a protein involved in cell division and motion
(p.10)

Catherine Hunt Is 2006 ACS President-Elect

Rohm and Haas executive to emphasize education, collaboration, innovation
(p.11)
 

Departments

Business

Contract manufacturers emphasize the need for greater process efficiency via breakthrough chemistry
(pp. 31-34)
The chemical industry in Mexico is trying to recover from a major setback in development
(p.36)
Hurricanes and high costs dampen third-quarter results for most U.S. firms
(pp. 38-40)
Top U.S. company joins Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb in posting third-quarter sales declines
(pp. 43-44)
Genentech leads the biopharmaceutical sector to a strong third quarter
(pp. 43-44)
Site manager Gerald R. Ehrman geared up for the worst as he shut down DuPont's Sabine River Works
(pp. 19-22)
PPG's Jerry Merchant's experience as a rescuer after Katrina helped guide his preparations for Rita
(p.17)
The storm that damaged William L. Strayham's DuPont job site also wiped out his Mississippi home
(p.22)

ACS News

ACS Councilor Jack Stocker is uprooted after his New Orleans home is flooded
(pp. 14-15)
C&EN interviews Gulf Coast scientists in the aftermath of this fall's hurricanes
(p.13)
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Government & Policy

OSTP is facilitating plans to have more than one PI named on a federally funded research grant
(pp. 19-24)
Industry-sponsored academic research is heading down a treacherous path
(p.49)
State files lawsuit to keep the federal government from approving a private waste facility
(p.9)
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Science & Technology

Students investigate the intersection of art and science through study of color and pigments
(p.54)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.53)
Sense of humor sustains University of New Orleans' Bruce Gibb, now living and working in Austin
(p.25)
Foreign grad students and postdocs like those in the Rosenzweig group face extra challeges
(p.26)
Professors Ulrike Diebold and Larry Byers are anxious to get their labs running again
(pp. 15-16)
Senior premed Eric Broussard, temporarily at USC, is determined to graduate from Xavier
(p.18)
After harrowing escape, chemists Ed and Cheryl Stevens struggle to hold their departments together
(pp. 19-20)
Overcrowding, instability, and anxiety tax students and faculty at Baton Rouge campus
(pp. 20-21)
Dale Ledford works to restore his home and the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast
(p.23)
New heat-transfer technology takes temperature control of batch reactors to unprecedented level
(pp. 51-52)
Stanford inorganic chemist was a pioneer in the study of electron transfer
(p.1)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 4-5)