Copyright © 2005 American Chemical Society
 

December 19, 2005 Issue

Volume 83, Issue 51
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December 19, 2005 Issue, Vol. 83 | Iss. 51
By Stu Borman
(pp. 15-20)
Features
Science & Technology
With supercomputers, first exact model of a molecular breakup is achieved (p.9)
Science & Technology
Talks feature tooth whitening, electrochromic plastics, smart textiles, and nanoparticle studies (pp. 49-52)
Back Issues
 
2005 Year in Review
Industry recovery continued in 2005, but it was hindered by high energy prices and disasters
(pp. 24-32)
 

News of the Week

Panel Deadlocks In Vioxx Trial

Mistrial declared in first federal case involving Merck painkiller
(p.1)

A Modeling Coup

With supercomputers, first exact model of a molecular breakup is achieved
(p.9)

Degussa Readies A Streamlining

Company to reorganize top management, weighs sale of construction chemicals
(p.10)

DuPont, EPA Settle

Company to pay $16.5 million to settle PFOA allegations
(p.10)

New Perspective On Reactions

Molecule's point of view reveals much about evolution of molecular dynamics
(p.11)

Rohm And Haas Restructures In Europe

Firm to realign manufacturing, restructure electronic materials, and shed 400 positions.
(p.11)

BP Admits Safety Lapses

Company will spend $1 billion to improve safety at Texas City refinery after explosion
(p.12)

Drug Majors Talk To Wall Street

Three firms weigh pipelines, patents, and research in forecasts for growth
(p.12)

Flexible Silicon

Processing mistake leads researchers to fabricate ribbons of stretchable silicon
(p.13)

PET Project

Microfluidic device synthesizes medical imaging probe in multistep process
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

Books on China's business environment abound, but their quality and usefulness are uneven
(pp. 66-67)
Dutch Polymer Institute meeting spotlights research into new technology and applications
(pp. 33-34)
Pharmaceutical ingredient plant is an important part of firm's global network
(p.35)
Industry recovery continued in 2005, but it was hindered by high energy prices and disasters
(pp. 24-32)

ACS News

(pp. 69-70)
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Government & Policy

Banning hazardous materials on certain rail routes would not eliminate risks, industry officials argue
(pp. 38-42)
NRC panel is studying how EPA should select and use models for regulatory decisions
(pp. 43-45)
Management turnovers and politics have stymied progress this year
(p.46)
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Science & Technology

New Software And Websites For The Chemical Enterprise
(p.65)
Talks feature tooth whitening, electrochromic plastics, smart textiles, and nanoparticle studies
(pp. 49-52)
Malta conferences encourage stronger scientific ties to counter political strife in troubled region
(pp. 53-59)
New methods aim to drive cost of sequencing an individual human genome to below $1,000
(pp. 60-61)
Inhibitor of initial step of protein biosynthesis could lead to new anticancer or antiviral drugs
(pp. 62-63)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 4-7)