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April 18, 2005
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  Table of Contents
April 18, 2005
Volume 83, Number 16
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
Companies reassess their R&D operations and adopt new strategies for managing their specialty portfolios.

COVER: DuPont photonics physicist Maria Petrucci-Samija in a clean lab at the Experimental Station, Wilmington, Del. DuPont photo

   


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  TETRACYCLINE SYNTHESIS
Researchers have found a practical route to a series of analogs.

EPA ADMINISTRATOR
As two senators drop objections, Senate panel confirms Stephen L. Johnson.

POTASH
Tax breaks in Saskatchewan prompt new production by fertilizer firms.

DYNAMITE SENSOR
Fluorescence sensor for explosives is 30 times more sensitive than its predecessors.

EXPORT CONTROLS
To prevent diversion, the U.S. will require export licenses for dual-use chemicals and biologics.

CHINA ENVIRONMENT
Villagers in rural China protest pollution from chemical industry facilities.

PHARMACEUTICAL HELP
Industry, nonprofit groups launch initiatives to bring low-cost medicines to the poor.

TRACKING CHROMATE
Method examines the interactions of chromate ions with functionalized mineral surfaces.

R&D FRAMEWORK
European Union adopts its seventh framework program for research and development.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

1ST-QUARTER STOCKS
Chemical performance improved while drug and biotech indexes fell.

PETROCHEMICAL MEETING
Annual event focused on long-term concerns.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

CHEMISTRY AT NSF
Officials discuss budget, new initiatives, and upcoming challenges.

INSIGHTS
NIH researchers face restrictions on their professional and personal lives.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

DRUG CANDIDATES
Symposium gives drug company researchers a chance to disclose potential new medicines.

DRUG DELIVERY
Novel polymer-drug systems are designed to enhance biocompatibility and biodegradability.

MAKING SUGARS
Amino acids of low optical purity catalyze one-pot asymmetric synthesis.

NEW PRODUCTS
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

STARTING SALARY SURVEY
Job market shows some signs of an upturn, but median salaries remain depressed.

COUNCIL CREATES ETHICS COMMITTEE
Other actions in San Diego include announcing fall election candidates and raising dues.

Senators Receive ACS Public Service Awards

COMMENT - TOWARD A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ETHIC

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

COMPUTER-AIDED DRUG DISCOVERY
CADD can be a niche for organic and medicinal chemists.

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Filling The Knowledge Gap

 
 
 

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COVER STORY
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

NEWS OF THE WEEK
POTASH

NEWS OF THE WEEK
DYNAMITE SENSOR

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
NIH

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DRUG DELIVERY

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
FLY BEHAVIOR

ACS NEWS
STARTING SALARY SURVEY

EMPLOYMENT
CADD