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Table Of Contents: Volume 83, Number 42: October 17, 2005

Cover Story


After weathering the storm, producers of commodity and specialty elastomers bounce back.


News of the Week

Flu Fighters

Health officials mobilize vaccine and drugmakers to fight a potential avian flu pandemic.

Scholarly Publishing

Study finds mixed financial health for open-access journals.

Nitrogen Fixation

Nitrogen Fixation Trapped N2-derived intermediates bound to nitrogenase may shed light on how the enzyme works.

Innovene Sale

Ineos will become a top player in chemicals with $9 billion purchase of BP's Innovene.

R&D And Growth

Innovation process trumps spending for R&D, study finds.

Peptide Antibiotic

Antibiotic from fungi shows narrow-spectrum antimicrobial, activity, particularly against pneumonia bug.

Refinery Bill

House passes legislation aimed at encouraging the construction of new refineries in the U.S.

Medicinal Chemistry

Drug discovery software predicts how a drug compound will be metabolized.

Floodwater Toxicity

Hurricane floodwaters in New Orleans were not as toxic as feared, scientists say.

Business (Suscriber Content)

Within REACH

Debate on proposed regulations set to take place preoccupies chemical conference in Europe.

Third-Quarter Stocks

Chemical and pharmaceutical stock prices fell, while biotech share prices rose.

Government & Policy (Suscriber Content)

Cyber-Enabled Chemistry

NSF encourages researchers and educators to apply information technology.


Chief Justice William Rehnquist left the Supreme Court a lasting influence on environmental issues.

Science & Technology (Suscriber Content)

Nano Database Goes Online

Collection of papers on environmental and health impacts of nanomaterials is the first of its kind.

New Products

New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

ACS News

ACS Scholars Celebrate Anniversary

Scholarship and mentoring program aids student achievement over a decade.


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