January 9, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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January 9, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 2
January 9, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 2
By Business Department
(pp. 11-19)
A year after being sold, Isochem sets a course amid evolving domestic competition (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
Chemists evaluate the benefits of flagging problematic functional groups as a means of predicting drug toxicity (pp. 34-35)
Back Issues
Competitive Domestic Firms
Despite a slow-growth environment, U.S. chemical companies will be competitive
European Debt Affects Chemical Industry
Chemical output in 2012 is predicted to be even lower than the less than stellar 2011 output
Latin American Growth Slowing Down
After significant growth in 2011, countries experience see slower growth this year

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Dustup Over Plant Security

Antiterrorism: Top Republican says Homeland Security officials misled Congress

Cascade Beats Previous Record

Organic Synthesis: Four starting materials plus 12 steps in one pot yield bioactive agents

Another Form Of Oxygen

Computational chemistry: Model predicts insulating spiral-chain O4 structure at high pressures

BASF, DuPont Back Biofeedstocks

Investment: Corporate money may speed commercialization of biomass-to-feedstock technologies

Choose Your Own Analytical Range

Biosensors: Mixtures of receptors with different affinities enable expansion of dynamic range



Children’s book evokes the wonder of scientific truths but with an unnecessary attack on cultural myths
(pp. 36-37)