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Volume 84, Number 51: December 18, 2006

Cover Story

2006 Chemistry Year In Review

Advances in organic synthesis, carbohydrate chemistry, structural biology, and nanotechnology lead this year's highlights.

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News of the Week

2007 Budget Gets Scrooged

Democrats say they will continue federal spending at 2006 levels.

Stamping Electronics

Simple process could deliver next-generation electronics.

Celanese Regroups

Oxo chemicals unit will be sold to private equity firm.

Canada Targets Toxic Chemicals

Industry views program as challenging but manageable.

DuPont Nurtures Seed Business

Company tilts away from agricultural chemicals, will cut 1,500 jobs.

Nanotube Photoconductors

Coaxial structure shapes optoelectronic properties.

Glaxo Forges Into Biologics

Purchase of Domantis provides next-generation antibody technology.

Change In The Air

Streamlined reviews of air quality standards will enhance role of political appointees.

Hotly Fixated On Nitrogen

Newly discovered microbe reduces N2 to NH3 at record-high temperatures.

Business (Subscriber Content)

Business Concentrates

2006 Year In Review

Calm weather and fairly stable energy prices contributed to solid industry profits.

Dow's Emotional Pitch

Eschewing facts and figures, a new ad campaign shoots for the heart.

Innovating At Bayer

Board member Plischke seeks to link R&D among big firm's three main units.

Government & Policy (Subscriber Content)

Government & Policy Concentrates

Protecting America's Economic Future

Continued U.S. economic competitiveness depends on investments in innovation, collaboration, and education.

A Congressional Reflection

The year 2006 was not a good one for passing legislation.

Science & Technology (Subscriber Content)

Science & Technology Concentrates

Academic R&D Spending Trends

Chemical research sector grew 7.3% in 2004, slightly less than the average for science as a whole.

Golden Chemical Engineering Days

Annual AIChE meeting draws chemical engineers to San Francisco for science and camaraderie.

Meetings Briefs

Presentations made during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting, held on Nov. 12–17 in San Francisco.

Clarions For Sustainability

Chemical engineers call for action and offer ways to meet future energy and natural resource needs.

ACS News

Comment - The ACS Board's Accomplishments

Bruce Merrifield

Symposium celebrates the late Nobel Laureate.

Official Reports from the ACS National Meeting In San Francisco

Education

Women Faculty Gain Little Ground

C&EN's annual survey shows that women top out at 25% of chemistry faculty at only two of top 50 schools.

Editor's Page

Happy Holidays

The Departments (Subscriber Content)

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