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Volume 84, Number 42: October 16, 2006

Cover Story

Paints & Coatings

Paint material makers consolidate as the industry implements new techniques and greener technologies to meet tighter regulations.

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News of the Week

Laser Guides Reaction Outcome

Novel method uses light's electric field to steer reactions toward selected products.

Rohm And Haas Focuses Abroad

CEO Raj Gupta says firm will redeploy efforts to boost sales in rapidly industrializing regions.

Intramembrane Protease

Study suggests how protein cleavage in membranes might work.

Korean Blast Put Detectors On Spot

Monitoring system for explosions has again worked as designed.

Pfizer Set to Buy DNA Vaccine Firm

Drug major sees PowderMed's delivery system as a leg up in entering the vaccine market.

DuPont Sets Green Goals

Company aims to double green R&D spending, help avert global warming.

Nanoparticle Sheets Form Spontaneously

CdTe nanocrystals mimic proteins.

Molecules Get Suited Up

Novel assembly features one molecule clothed with another.

National Chemistry Week 2006

ACS's largest annual event, this year focused on chemistry and the home, begins on Oct. 22.

Business (Subscriber Content)

Business Concentrates

BASF Strikes Back

German chemical giant says streamlining and acquisitions set the stage for North American success.

Stocks Advance

Higher prices for most chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech shares sent indexes up in third quarter.

CEFIC Revamps

European chemical council's new president aims to bolster innovation.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Government & Policy Concentrates

Climate-Change Debate Shifts

Businesses and governments discuss top-down, bottom-up approaches to averting irreversible dangerous changes.

Keeping America's Competitive Edge

National Academies meeting builds on report that identifies actions to keep U.S. competitive.

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

Science & Technology Concentrates

Chemistry Tour De Force In Hungary

Budapest congress provides European forum for the key challenges at the frontiers of chemistry today.

Meetings Briefs

Presentations made during the 1st European Chemistry Congress, held on Aug. 27-31, in Budapest.

Five Decades Of Marcus Theories

Symposium celebrates golden anniversaryof seminal electron-transfer and reaction-rate theories.

San Francisco Surface Science

Potpourri of surface studies rangesfrom model systems to complex reactions.

New Products

New and notable in the chemical industry.

Career & Employment

'Casual Intensity' Defines Genentech

Genentech's blend of serious science and serious play makes it the 'best place to work'.


Community Colleges Tackle Research

Chemistry students and faculty at two-year schools increasingly produce publishable results.

ACS News

Heroes Of Chemistry

Teams of chemists honored for medical and green chemistry breakthroughs.

ACS In London

Mentors Wanted For Chemistry Olympiad

Input Sought On Strategic Plan

Awards (Subscriber Content)

Ivano Bertini To Receive Basolo Medal

Call For Nominations For LaMer Award

Nominations Sought For Robertson Award

Call For Nominations For Patterson-Crane Award

Nominations Open For Herty Medal

Editor's Page

A Redesigned C&EN

The Departments (Subscriber Content)



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