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January 10, 2005
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  Table of Contents
January 10, 2005
Volume 83, Number 2
p. 1
 
 
  Cover Story  
WORLD CHEMICAL OUTLOOK
Global chemical industry continues the economic expansion started in 2004: The U.S., Canada, Asia, and Latin America see strong demand and increasing profits, but Europe's chemical industry lags behind.

COVER: Photo by Jean-François Tremblay

   


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  PENTAGONAL HONEYCOMBS
Custom-made molecules assemble into liquid-crystal networks that could lead to useful materials.

CONGRESS RETURNS
The 109th Congress faces a full legislative agenda, including 2004 leftovers.

BRAKING BRAIN DISORDERS
Certain antibiotics reduce excess glutamate in the brain, providing a neuroprotective effect.

TSUNAMI RELIEF
Chemical and drug firms contribute to disaster relief in the Indian Ocean region.

DUPONT-DOW BREAKUP
DuPont and Dow dissolve their elastomers joint venture.

NATURAL GAS POLICY
Industry and environmental groups want Congress to push for more production and greater efficiency.

EARNINGS TOLL
Rising costs for raw materials hit fourth-quarter earnings for at least three chemical companies.

EMISSIONS TRADING
European firms, facing Kyoto protocol targets, begin trading carbon emissions allowances.

ACS ELECTION
Eric C. Bigham has been voted director for District IV.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES  
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

ENERGY DEBATE
Expert commission seeks more federal spending, mandatory CO2 emissions caps, and tougher auto fuel standards.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

PHOTOLYASES
Long-awaited structure shows how enzyme repairs DNA damage.

INSIDE INSTRUMENTATION
Technology And Business News For The Laboratory World.

 
 
 

  Education  
 

MATERIALS SCIENCE TRAINING
UCLA program offers chemistry grad students interdisciplinary experience.

 
 
 

  Awards  
 

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 WINNERS
Brus, Bundle, Davis, Dea, Hamers, Harris, Iglesia, Maryanoff, and Meinwald.

Daniel H. Rich To Receive Smissman Bristol-Myers Squibb Award

 
 
 

  Meetings  
 

229TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Listing of technical symposia, presidential and social events, workshops, and more for San Diego, March 13­17; registration and housing information.

 
 
 

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
PENTAGONAL HONEYCOMBS

COVER STORY
WORLD CHEMICAL OUTLOOK

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
ENERGY DEBATE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
PHOTOLYASES

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
CARBORANES