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Volume 85, Number 22: May 28, 2007

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Ascent of Quadruplexes

Nucleic acid structures become promising drug targets.

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News of the Week

GE Exits Plastics With Sale To SABIC

Deal marks a grand entry for Saudi chemical giant into the high-end polymers business.

Theorists Win Welch Award

Two chemist are honored for achievements in electron transfer, reaction dynamics.

Arenes Hook Up

Catalytic reaction selectively couples benzene and an indole.

Diabetes Drug Comes Under Fire

Safety questions about GSK’s Avandia may drive patients to alternative treatments.

Car Makers Versus California

Adversaries prepare for fight over limits on vehicle emissions.

Gene Deactivates Dicamba

Bacterial mechanism in broadleaf crops gives fighting chance against broadleaf weeds.

Polyvinyl Chloride Deal

Ineos will acquire PVC resin maker Kerling from Norsk Hydro for $913 million.

Pfizer’s R&D Head Will Retire This Year

LaMattina leaves behind a $7 billion R&D organization.

Origin of Life Researcher Dies

Chemist Stanley L. Miller showed that amino acids could be synthesized on early Earth.


Business Concentrates

Total Bucks the Trend

French refiner promotes petrochemical integration while maintaining specialty chemical portfolio.

A Two-in-One Reactor

Basell is placing a big bet on its new polypropylene technology.

Government & Policy

Government & Policy Concentrates

Quicksilver Quandary

Mercury in aging chemical plants could end up in and on the hands of gold miners.

Science & Technology

Science & Technology Concentrates

Porous Crystalline Organic Frameworks

Designed syntheses lead to covalent 3-D materials with potential uses in gas storage and separation.

Meetings And The Media

Do journals’ rules on prior publication stifle scientific communication?

Inside Instrumentation

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.


Grassroots Green Chemistry

Educators use community-based approach to instill the values of safety and environmental awareness.


Into the Black

Book explores critical years of Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech.

ACS News

ACS Comment

Speaking Up For Science And Technology: Enhancing Innovation And Competitiveness.

Editor's Page

China's Returnees

Reel Science

May the Force Be With Her (WEB EXCLUSIVE!)

Reel Science celebrates the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars."

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