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June 16, 2003
Volume 81, Number 24
CENEAR 81 24 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
HYDROGEN STORAGE
Open-cage fullerene derivative accepts H2 molecule in 100% yield.
HYDROGEN'S IMPACT
A hydrogen economy would not be without adverse environmental consequences.
SOLUTIA SUES OVER CLEANUP
Firm claims 19 metal fabricators contributed to Anniston, Ala., PCB pollution.
BIOTECH SETBACKS
Several collaborations have collapsed because drug candidates have failed to perform.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Russia fills a void left by grounded shuttles, but may need financial assistance.
REACTIVE CHEMICALS
Tougher OSHA rules to protect employees are debated.
CARBOHYDRATE ANALYSIS
Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry distinguishes complex sugar isomers.
CHINA TARGETS IMPORTS
Antidumping investigations lead to increased duties on chemicals.
NANOTUBE FIBERS
Spinning method produces meter-long nanotube composite fibers.
ENERGY NEEDS
Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley says nanotechnology will enable new sources of energy production.

COVER STORY
ACHEMA 2003
Chemical technology exhibition in Frankfurt draws huge crowds; focuses on chemical engineering, environmetal protection, and biotechnology.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
TOP PRIZE
Companies throughout Europe have developed awards programs to recognize R&D talent.
NEW IMAGE
American Chemistry Council looks to American Plastics Council for key to positive public perception.
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Dow Chemical, working with GM, will install hydrogen fuel cells at its plant in Freeport, Texas.
HINDSIGHTS
Current cycle of payroll declines creates a shaky employment situation for chemists.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH
Meeting assesses strengths and weaknesses of federal program that funds early-stage projects.
PFOA SOURCES
EPA investigates sources of perfluorooctanoic acid in the environment.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
JACS AT 125
Lineweaver and Burk's paper, published despite negative reviews, became the most highly cited paper to appear in JACS.
CRITTER CHEMISTRY
Polypeptide -spiral springs may be the secret of spider silk's strength and flexibility.

BOOKS
"THE MERCK DRUGGERNAUT"
History of socially conscious research pioneer portrays a fascinating industry in crisis.

ACS NEWS
HUNDREDS CELEBRATE EL-SAYED'S 70TH
ACS BOARD BUSINESS AT BELMONT

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