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November 17, 2003
Volume 81, Number 46
CENEAR 81 46 p. 3

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
DOW LEADERSHIP
New president and chief operating officer of Dow Chemical is Andrew N. Liveris.
BAYER SPIN-OFF
German giant to shed basic, industrial, and fine chemicals by 2005.
CRITTER CHEMISTRY
Bahamas mantis shrimps fluoresce bright yellow.
R&D BLUEPRINT
Energy Department identifies 20-year science priorities.
COUNTERFEIT DRUGS
Drug industry proposes pedigree tracking as a countermeasure.
UNIQUE URANIUM COMPLEX
Monometallic f-element complex of dinitrogen is first of its kind.
HUNTSMAN HUNKERS DOWN
Company will undertake $200 million cost-cutting program.
TRADE FRICTION
Patience wears thin in the EU as Congress drags out repeal of a corporate tax break.
ORGANIC CATALYSIS
Molecular recognition accelerates methyl transfer from ester to amine.

COVER STORY
PLASTICS ADDITIVES
Plastics industry has been in a slump, but new products and innovation in additives, including flame retardants, may provide a shot in the arm.
Cover: Courtesy of Ciba Specialty Chemicals

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
CHEMICAL EARNINGS
High raw material and energy costs continue to cause a decline in profits.
PHARMA EARNINGS
Sales rise for the first nine months of 2003, but industry profitability slips by almost a percentage point.
BIOTECH EARNINGS
Revenues and earnings climb again in third quarter.
ENDEAVOUR EXPANDS
British aroma chemicals firm moves into fine chemicals.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
BURNING ISSUE
Some polybrominated diphenyl ethers' use as flame retardant is snuffed out.
PATENT DONATIONS
Tax benefits of technology donations draw attention from IRS and Congress.
INSIGHTS
Congressional leaders are sparring over appropriations, but science and technology funding stands to gain slightly.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
CATALYSIS FUNDING
Researchers seek new sources of support to remain vital as catalysis seems less in vogue.
DOPING IN SPORTS
UCLA chemists identify designer steroid THG.
JACS AT 125
In his 1936 paper, Lars Onsager showed how Debye's theory of dipoles could be extended to polar solvents.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
URANIUM COMPLEX

COVER STORY
PLASTIC ADDITIVES

CRITTER CHEMISTRY
FLOURESCENT MANTIS SHRIMP

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
POLYBROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
JACS AT 125


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