December 12, 2011 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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December 12, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 50
December 12, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 50
Latest plan creates a firestorm amid hints of progress
By Britt E. Erickson
(pp. 10-14)
Science & Technology
Tackling the systemic study of metalloproteins (pp. 28-30)
ACS News
Census of ACS members showed that wages and full-time employment in the chemical profession fell again in 2010 (pp. 33-38)
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Antiregulatory Action

Congress: House passes bills to restrict federal rule-making

Merck Plans R&D Center in China

Pharmaceuticals: Beijing will be U.S. firm’s R&D headquarters in Asia

EPA Revises Boiler Regulations

Emissions: Rule now targets only the subset of industrial boilers with the highest pollution outputs

NIH Expands Genome Program

Research: Federal sequencing effort shifts funds to clinical applications

U.K. Research Gets A Shot In The Arm

Funding: British government looks to support the life sciences industry

Radical Ways To Trifluoromethylate

Medicinal Chemistry: Mild methods provide access to new pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals

Safe Fertilizer

Honeywell, J.R. Simplot join to make nitrogen-rich product with no explosive potential


Government & Policy

Forum on U.S. competitiveness highlights the need for educational partnerships
(pp. 24-25)
First 2012 spending bill shows support for R&D
(pp. 22-23)
Latest plan creates a firestorm amid hints of progress
(pp. 10-14)

Career & Employment

Chemists continue to face challenges on the employment front, but one potential solution is to accept a temporary assignment
(pp. 41-43)

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