August 1, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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August 1, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 31
August 1, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 31
Material makers will have to adapt to help consumer goods firms fulfill product stewardship goals
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 13-18)
German firm launches charm offensive in China in face of protests over polyurethane project (pp. 20-22)
Science & Technology
Applications of atomic layer deposition now extend well beyond electronics (pp. 38-40)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Taking It Back

Don’t toss it!
Resources abound to help consumers and manufacturers enable responsible reuse and recycling
(pp. 13-18)

News of the Week

Sadara Chemical Venture To Rise

Joint Venture: Construction of $20 billion Dow, Saudi Aramco megaproject is set to begin

Carbon Dioxide Detour Takes To Methanol

Sustainable Chemistry: Alternative syntheses open a door to more efficient industrial processes

Fukushima Plant Reaching Stability

Nuclear Accident: Progress in containing damage means a cold shutdown could happen early next year

Sighting Signaling

Biochemistry: Collaboration enables the first view of a receptor with its G protein

Acid-To-Base Transmutation

Inorganic chemistry: First stable metal-free borylene adduct could aid catalyst design

Single Atoms Mediate Reaction

Catalysis: Isolated platinum atoms remain stable and active in oxidations

Earnings Strength Continues

Second quarter: Demand, pricing power benefit chemical firms



Government & Policy

EPA’s chemical hazard assessment program remains under scrutiny
(pp. 31-33)
FDA meets early deadlines, but House budget cuts put future mandates in question
(pp. 34-35)


A look at the early exploration of a phenomenon with direct bearing on chemistry
(pp. 45-46)