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Volume 84, Number 44: October 30, 2006

Cover Story

Drug Discovery

Big biotech companies turn to small molecules to expand their reach into the drug market.

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News of the Week

Lonza Will Buy Cambrex Biotech Businesses

Cambrex will shrink to half its size in $460 million deal

Splitting Water Creates Alloy

X-rays cause ice under pressure to form H2-O2 solid.

Derailment Leads To Ethanol Fire

Growing market for ethanol puts more pressure on rails.

Chemical Earnings Jump

Firms post strong growth compared with 2005 period; sales also climb.

Fighting Flu

World Health Organization lays out new plan for fighting pandemic influenza.

Mystery Behind Iron's Smells Is Revealed

'Metallic' odors attributed to iron are due to organic carbonyl and organophosphine compounds.

Probing Enzyme Function In Cells

Technique combines activity-based assays with metabolic profiling.

New Pathway To Pain Medications

Gene, enzyme, and small molecule control pain sensitivity.

Huntsman Textiles

Company reorganizes unit it purchased in July to focus on expansion in Asia.

Business (Subscriber Content)

Business Concentrates

Chinese Industrial Parks Up The Ante

Managers of industrial development zones all over China learn to better serve foreign and domestic companies.

Catered Services

Newcomer Minakem is banking on opportunities in the market for contract APIs.

C&EN Talks With Clint Brooks

Innovations in flavors and fragrances frequently begin along an unassuming state highway in New Jersey.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Government & Policy Concentrates

High-Altitude Quest For Data

Information from Colorado's Mountain Research Station puts the global environment into sharper focus.

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

Science & Technology Concentrates

Polymers With Safe Amounts Of Copper

New polymerization techniques that reduce catalyst contamination of products could find broad industrial use.

What's That Stuff? Citronella Oil

Mixture of terpenes in plant oil provides a relatively safe way to stave off pesky flying insects.

A Dark Matter For Chemists

Powerful new evidence for existence of dark matter in the cosmos prompts speculation about its 'chemical' properties

Education

Teaching Writing To Undergrads

Educators across the country are incorporating unique writing exercises into chemistry classes.

Supersized Periodic Table

Enormous chart figures prominently in Chicago's science-awareness event.

ACS News

Comment - Invigorating The ACS Web Presence—And More

Not Your Average Chemistry Club

ACS student affiliate groups offer benefits beyond the classroom, as outstanding chapters prove.

Awards (Subscriber Content)

CHAS Names 2006 Award Winners

Call for Nominations for Morley Medal

Tour Is Named Top Nanotech Innovator

Gold and Silver Nagoya Medals Awarded

Editor's Page

Humanity's Decision

The Departments (Subscriber Content)

Letters

People

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