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August 22, 2005
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  Table of Contents
August 22, 2005
Volume 83, Number 34
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
HYDROGEN STORAGE
Advanced materials and methods for producing and storing hydrogen are furthering the goal of replacing fossil fuels.
   
  Latest News  
  ATMOSPHERE CLEANER
Carbon-14 proves to be a power tracer of the hydroxyl radical, which oxidizes key greenhouse gases.

LAB MISHAPS
At Los Alamos National Laboratory, officials investigate two lapses of safety and security.

NANOTUBE SHEETS
Strong, ultrathin, transparent carbon nanotube sheets have been created using a solid-state process.

OLIGOSACCHARIDE SYNTHESIS
A new approach to oligosaccharide synthesis resolves major stumbling block in carbohydrate synthesis.

SOLAR ENERGY
Department of Energy calls for a major research effort to improve solar energy technology.

TWO-STEP DRUG DELIVERY
Hydrogel-drug system employs two trigger mechanisms to release a drug.

PRIVILEGED COMPOUNDS
First highly enantioselective synthesis of dihydropyrimidones could ease access to this family of compounds.

NEW CHEMICAL STOCKS
Three chemical companies last week launched initial public offerings.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

METHANE HYDRATES
Potential source of natural gas is vast, but recovery poses major challenges.

CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Solid growth continues in the second quarter.

PHARMA EARNINGS
European drugmakers did better than their U.S. counterparts in the second quarter.

BIOTECH EARNINGS
The biotechnology industry's profitability improved sharply during the quarter.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

CONGRESSIONAL INFLUENCE
Congress uses purse strings to shape EPA activities on pesticides, chemicals, and research.

 
 
 

  Special Reports  
  HYDROGEN POLICY
Steven G. Chalk and Joseph J. Romm face off on hydrogen's role in future energy security.
 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

CHEMICAL NAMING
Free IUPAC software converts structures to computer-readable representations.

DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

AGBIOTECH
Opportunities abound for chemists in this growing field.

 
 
 

  BOOKS  
 

THE PERIODIC TABLE: Into the 21st Century

OXFORD DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC QUOTATIONS

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

Green Chemistry Summer School Is International Draw

ACS In England

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Focus On Energy

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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COVER STORY
HYDROGEN STORAGE

NEWS OF THE WEEK
ATMOSPHERE CLEANER

NEWS OF THE WEEK
SOLAR ENERGY

POINT-COUNTERPOINT
HYDROGEN POLICY

BUSINESS
METHANE HYDRATES

EMPLOYMENT
AGBIOTECH