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Volume 87, Number 06: February 9, 2009

Cover Story

Breaking The Cycle

Behind the latest megadeal in pharmaceuticals, a more subtle transformation of the industry is taking place.

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News of the Week

Demand Collapses In Fourth Quarter

Chemical executives rue the worst quarter in decades.

Federal Budget A No-Show

Obama Administration delays release of fiscal 2010 federal spending package.

Nanotube Catalysts

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes could make fuel cells more affordable.

Roche Gets Hostile

Lower offer for Genentech coincides with more merger talk in the pharma sector.

Technique Dives Into Cells

Microscope offers best three-dimensional resolution yet.

Hope For A Rare Disease

Solubilizing agent reverses Niemann-Pick C disorder in mice.

Dow Responds To Rohm And Haas

K-Dow joint venture, acquisition would spell financial peril, firm maintains.

Atom-sized Quantum Dots

Newly discovered property of silicon atoms may shrink computers. With Video

Senate Democrats Set Principles For Legislation

Plans for cap-and-trade system could also help U.S. in global talks.

ACS News

ACS Comment

ACS prepares for economic challenges.

After-School Chemistry

Students, teachers have a new way of exploring chemistry through ACS's network of high school chemistry clubs.

ACS Releases Global Challenges Report

Water quality and safety are among topics covered in publication. Web Exclusive

Warm Welcome

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Abstracts For Green Chemistry Conference

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ACS Public Affairs Honored

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The Departments



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» Business

February 9, 2009

Tiny Prospectors

Companies developing microbially enhanced oil recovery hope to gain traction with the industry.

Inherently Safer Water Purification

Use of on-site bleach generation grows as an alternative to shipping chlorine.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

February 9, 2009

Court Fight

Lawyers seek to reverse limits on liability lawsuits.

Safety Law Confounds

Extension on testing requirement gives industry much-needed time to comply.


Dietary supplements made with nanotechnology are hitting the market with little government oversight. Web Exclusive

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

February 9, 2009

Simulating Life's Envelopes

Models provide clues about lipid behavior in cell membranes, but they may have reached their limits.

New Tools Offer Look At Tiny Domains In Membranes

C&EN Talks With: Jean-Claude Bradley

Organic chemist champions open science, web technology. With Videos

New Products

New and notable in the chemical industry.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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