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  Table of Contents
January 17, 2005
Volume 83, Number 3
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
CUSTOM CHEMICALS
Recent painful adjustments have changed the way custom synthesis providers view the marketplace.

COVER: Hovione photo

   


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  Latest News  
  TRANSPORT TRAGEDY
Train wreck and chlorine spill in South Carolina revive questions about rail and tank car safety.

PROTEIN DYNAMICS
Technique determines a protein's structure and its range of motion simultaneously.

PERCHLORATE
New study could settle debate on a safe limit of the pollutant in drinking water.

UNION MERGER
The two largest labor unions for workers in the chemical industry agree to merge.

HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF
President Bush has nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to head DHS.

STUFFED FULLERENES
Researchers insert hydrogen into a buckyball and close it back up.

SORTING EVIDENCE
Microfluidic device rapidly separates sperm cells from epithelial cells.

INVESTIGATING VIOXX
A reaction unique to Vioxx might explain the drug's toxicity in the body.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

ALTANA CHEMIE
German company wants to be a leading specialty player in growing niche markets.

FOURTH-QUARTER STOCKS
Chemical stocks performed well in 2004, but biotech and drug sectors lagged behind overall market.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

METHYL BROMIDE
Use of ozone-depleting fumigant is rising despite agreement to phase it out.

INSIGHTS
To prevent funding cuts, researchers need to understand how to sell science to Congress.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

ART RESTORATION
NASA’s atomic oxygen treatment breathes life back into damaged artwork.

NEW PRODUCTS
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

 
 
 

  Books  
 

"NEUROSCIENCE AND THE LAW"
Developments in brain science could hold eerie outcomes for society, but benefits are likely to be greater.

GUNPOWDER: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the World

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

PHARMA PERKS
Top drug companies retain strong benefits despite rising health care costs.

 
 
 

  Awards  
 

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 WINNERS
Evans, Fox, Hayes, Moretto, Moriarty, Omura, Ravishankara, Rozen, and Tam.

 
 
 

  Meetings  
 

PACIFICHEM 2005

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  COMMENT - A CHEMIST'S CAROL  
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Custom Chemicals

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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COVER STORY
CUSTOM CHEMICALS

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
2005 BUDGET

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ART RESTORATION

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