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Volume 86, Number 50: December 15, 2008

Cover Story

Having A Ball With National Chemistry Week

Through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and competitions, kids connect chemistry to sports. With Photo Gallery

Winners Of NCW Poster Contest Named With Photo Gallery

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News of the Week

Chemical Firms Slash Employment

Moves come in response to precipitous drop in demand.

Changes At Helm For Three Firms

Buffeted by economy, Chemtura, Eastman, and Nova announce new CEOs.

Obama's Picks For DOE, EPA

DOE lab head, former New Jersey environment chief selected.

Schools Face Cuts

Economic downturn compels academic institutions to reduce budgets.

Pharma Strategies

Merck launches into the biosimilars business.

Chiral Tertiary Alcohols

Boron reagents direct which enantiomer a new route yields.

Nanotech Safety

NRC report blasts federal research strategy for addressing risks of nanomaterials.

ACS Implements Cost Savings

Society institutes limited hiring freeze, changes in employee benefits.

European Economy

German chemical industry braces for a slowdown.


Drugs In The Environment

The hazards of pharmaceutical and personal care product micropollutants to humans and the environment.

ACS News

ACS Comment

We have ignition! We have liftoff!

Chemistry Grads Continue Gains

Bachelor's degrees jump, extending a five-year trend.

The Departments




» Business

December 15, 2008

Coloring Food, Naturally

The effort to eliminate synthetics gives chemists the blues.

Tenth Birthday For A Consumer Champion

European lab focuses on developing ways that countries can foster consumer safety and health.

Cambrex Settles In

Custom manufacturer finds its footing through a focus on small molecules.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

December 15, 2008

Nanomaterial Characterization

Grassroots effort aims to improve quality of nanotoxicology studies.

Globalization Of R&D

OECD report describes research efforts going beyond national borders.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

December 15, 2008

Trading Places With Bisphenol A

BPA-based polymers' useful properties make them tough materials to replace.

Insights: When Controversy Shouldn't Exist

The science shows no link between vaccines and autism, but the public is still skeptical.

Inside Instrumentation

Labs and instrument makers try to detect and understand pharmaceuticals in water.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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