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March 28, 2005
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  Table of Contents
March 28, 2005
Volume 83, Number 13
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
PITTCON 2005
Meeting showcases advances in methods and instrumentation, including new tools for on-site sampling; Waters Symposium travels down electrochemistry's memory lane.

COVER: Photo by Mitch Jacoby

   


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  Latest News  
  CATALYST COMPETITION
Rhodium catalysts for hydroformylation convert achiral alkenes to chiral aldehydes.

VANITY PHARMA
Medicis' purchase of Inamed showcases megatrend for lifestyle enhancement therapies.

NEW TRADE REP
President Bush has nominated Rep. Rob Portman to be U.S. trade representative.

UN RESTRUCTURING
Secretary General Kofi Annan's proposed reforms address terrorism, human rights, disease, and environmental issues.

RENEWABLES
Two deals may spur production of biomass-derived plastics.

MAKING PROTEINS
Discovery of alternative cysteine biosynthetic pathway suggests how the genetic code might have been expanded.

FIGHTING TB
Nonprofit group will partner with GlaxoSmithKline to search for new treatments.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

NEW JERSEY
Overseas fine chemicals companies find the Garden State is a solid base for their U.S. expansions.

BRUKER COMPANIES
Firms may share a name and family shareholders, but they have distinct focuses and outlooks.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

METH LAB POLLUTION
Congressional bill authorizes research to address cleanup of illicit methamphetamine labs.

STEM CELL FUNDING
Growing state support leads to competition for talented researchers.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MEETING POTPOURRI
Research highlights from the ACS spring national meeting.

LELAND CLARK
C&EN talks with the inventive designer of numerous medical devices.

DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software And Websites For Chemical Enterprise.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

COMMENT - THE ACS ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE

PHOTO SPREAD
Roving photographers capture scenes from national meeting in San Diego.

 
 
 

  AWARDS  
 

AWARD PRESENTATIONS HIGHLIGHT PITTCON 2005

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 







COVER STORY
PITTCON 2005

BUSINESS
BRUKER COMPANIES

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
STEM CELL FUNDING

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MEETING POTPOURRI

C&EN TALKS WITH
LELAND CLARK