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  Table of Contents
September 5, 2005
Volume 83, Number 36
p. 3
 
 
  Cover Story  
CHIRAL CHEMISTRY
Progress in asymmetric catalysis, separation of enantiomers, and removal of metal-related impurities advance drug development.

COVER: Degussa's catASium M catalyst. Courtesy of Degussa

   
  Latest News  
  KATRINA'S WAKE
Hurricane shutters petroleum, natural gas, and petrochemical operations all along the Gulf Coast region.

DISABLING ANTHRAX
Engineered antibodies to anthrax toxin protect lab animals without need for antibiotics.

ACS MEETING
Fall national meeting in Washington, D.C., drew large crowds of chemists for a diverse program of events.

OZONE IMPROVEMENTS
Study of satellite and other data shows Earth's ozone layer is recovering in midlatitudes.

ETHICS RULES
Revised set of ethics rules for NIH employees appears to be well-received.

BUYING CHIRON
Novartis plans to buy the shares of Chiron it doesn't already own for $4.5 billion.

DETECTING PRIONS
New technique promises faster detection of prions in the blood of live subjects.

HEALTHY OIL
Agent isolated from olive oil acts like ibuprofen, perhaps benefiting human health.

SPECTROSCOPY
Ultrafast 2-D infrared technique probes dynamics of fast chemical exchange.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

DIESEL FUEL
Additive suppliers eye market in advance of new regulations next year.

INSIGHTS
Chinese private sector grows but hasn't shaken off state controls.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

TAINTED CASE
Ruling in Methanex suit has far-reaching implications.

PATENT REFORMS
Congress begins the process of updating the U.S. patent system.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

UC MERCED
New University of California campus offers interdisciplinarity in a rural setting.

 
 
 

  Education  
  BLURRING BORDERS
Four-part supplement discusses some of the ways in which chemistry is crossing traditional disciplinary divides.
 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  ELECTION STATEMENTS
Candidates for president-elect and directors offer their views for upcoming balloting.
 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
  Chiral Chemistry  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

PROMOTIONS

OBITUARIES

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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COVER STORY
CHIRAL CHEMISTRY

NEWS OF THE WEEK
DISABLING ANTHRAX

NEWS OF THE WEEK
SPECTROSCOPY

GOVERNMENT
PATENT REFORMS

BUSINESS
DIESEL FUEL

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
UC MERCED

EDUCATION
BLURRING BORDERS