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Volume 85, Number 5: January 29, 2007

Cover Story

Soaps and Detergents

Spurred by retailers, lawmakers, and the public, companies develop Earth friendly products. Firms face challenges with fragrance delivery.

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News of the Week

Pfizer Unveils Big Revamping, Job Cuts

New CEO plans layoffs to create a leaner, more flexible company.

Bush Proposes 20% Cut In U.S. Gas Use

President wants more non-oil-based fuel, better vehicle efficiency.

Spider Seduction Requires UV Light

Sex-specific use of UV light to seek out a mate is a first.

Earnings Look Good So Far

Fourth-quarter results for most companies show substantial growth.

AstraZeneca Adds R&D Jobs In U.S.

Expansion at Waltham site bolsters the company's antibacterials program.

Changing The Rules On Regulations

Bush directive makes it harder for agencies to issue rules.

Nanoparticle Hydrogel Hybrid

Tiny silicon columns bend or straighten with changes in humidity.

Corporate Leaders Urge CO2 Cuts

Quick action on bill setting mandatory U.S. greenhouse gas reductions is goal.

Film: Hundreds turn out to preview Percy Julian documentary

Documentary airing on Feb.6 recounts life and career of pioneering African American chemist.


Business Concentrates

Testing Its Metal

To DuPont, titanium dioxide is becoming more than just white pigment.

India Mulls Stricter Patents

Influential committee recommends broader range of patent protections for pharmaceuticals.

Government & Policy

Government & Policy Concentrates

NRC blasts 'Flawed' guidelines

Report recommends that the White House withdraw its federal risk assessment policy.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology Concentrates

The Chemical Bond

New ways of thinking about bonding continue to emerge.

Bloggers Anonymous

Personal-journal-style websites usher in a new age of chemical communication.

New Products

ACS News

Official Reports from the ACS Board


233rd ACS National Meeting

Preliminary Program: Listing of technical symposia, general meeting information, and more for Chicago, March 25-29.


2007 ACS National Award Winners

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry.

Editor's Page

Rethinking Pharma R&D

The Departments




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