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November 2002
Focus: Materials Science and Technology

Composites of Opposites (149 KB PDF)
Negative-coefficient materials can point the way to positive value in the right matrixes.
Nancy K. McGuire

The Greening of Catalysis (107 KB PDF)
New methods seek to combine the reactivity and selectivity of organometallic catalysts with environmentally friendlier chemical processes.
David Filmore



For Openers
Fraud (54 KB PDF)
James F. Ryan

Update (77 KB PDF)
SciTECH Briefs and Business Bits

Instruments & Applications
Metabolism Measured
(194 KB PDF)
Mass spectrometry helps clinicians diagnose inborn errors and might yield new biomarkers of disease.
Randall C. Willis

A Materials Gathering
(64 KB PDF)
The Research Society is offering a Beantown “menu” of 38 symposia.

Personal Business
Break Out of the Plastic Trap
(75 KB PDF)
Credit card debt can be hard to escape, but expert help is available.
Linda Richards

Industry Facts & Figures
Catalysts Rising
(55 KB PDF)
Catalysts are essential to the lifeblood of the economy, and their market trends offer insight into a diverse set of industries.
David Filmore

Health Perspectives
Dietary Fats: Good or Evil?
(70 KB PDF)
Fats can be a healthy part of your nutritional plan— if you choose the right ones.
Wilder D. Smith

Regulations and You
Whose Game? Whose Rules?
(83 KB PDF)
Research scientists, corporate executives, stock analysts, and regulatory agencies pursue different agendas, and when they clash, the money gets funny.
Nancy K. McGuire

Crossword Puzzle
(47 KB PDF)
Randall Frey

Crossword Puzzle Solution (HTML)

Product Information (90 KB PDF)
New products, literature, and websites

Lighter Elements (54 KB PDF)
Humorous tales from readers and other sources . . . plus a cartoon.

ISSN 1532-4494
Copyright © 2002 American Chemical Society