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November 3, 2003
Volume 81, Number 44
CENEAR 81 44 p. 3

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
ACC TURMOIL
Chemical industry trade group promises to cut costs and increase efficiency even as it loses members.
QUANTUM DOTS
Low-energy ion beams form nanometer-sized metallic structures in an insulator.
GREEN ADVOCACY
Presidential awardees brief Congress on the merits of green chemistry.
SUPERSIZE DNA
Stanford researchers create alternative genetic system based on expanded DNA bases.
REGULATORY LOOPHOLE
States and cities sue EPA over modified new source review rule.
LEAVITT CONFIRMED
Utah governor cleared by Senate to take helm of EPA.
UPBEAT CPhI
Fine chemicals firms reveal new plans at pharmaceutical ingredients conference.
PERCHLORATE DEBATE
Agencies argue over what level of pollutant should trigger cleanup.

COVER STORY
PAINTS & COATINGS
New material advances provide bright spots--such as dazzling, sparkly paints--during what is shaping up as a lackluster year.
Cover: Courtesy of Shepherd Color

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
WHAT'S NEW IN KALAMAZOO?
Displaced chemists from closure of Pfizer's Michigan labs form several new companies.
INSIGHTS
Entrepreneurship offers U.S. chemists a ray of light in an otherwise dark economic forecast.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
GLOBAL WORKFORCE
National Academies workshop focuses on how to prepare students for an international workplace.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
CHEMISTRY NOBEL PRIZE
Chemistry nobelists answered basic questions about how ions and water cross cell membranes.
NOBEL HISTORY
One hundred years ago, Svante A. Arrhenius was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for his theory of electrolytic dissociation.
MEDICINE NOBEL CONTROVERSY
Scientist spurned by Nobel committee has both supporters and detractors.
WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
Capsaicin is responsible for the mouth-burning fire of chili peppers.

ACS COMMENT
A ONE-TENT APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

ACS NEWS
OFFICIAL REPORTS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY MEETING
Elsevier, ACS To Link Services
2004 ACS ProSpectives Conferences Schedule

AWARDS
Cotton Medal Goes To Eschenmoser

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
CALIFORNIA FIRES
Universities and companies are affected by widespread burning.
CRITTER CHEMISTRY
Australian orchid seduces pollinator wasps by producing the same pheromone.
AHA! MOMENTS
NEW PRODUCTS
PROMOTIONS

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
PERCHLORATE DEBATE

COVER STORY
PAINTS & COATINGS

BUSINESS
WHAT'S NEW IN KALAMAZOO?

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?
CHILI PEPPERS

CRITTER CHEMISTRY
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