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"No one wants to be the guinea pig for a manufacturer to learn upon."
MARK LECHEVALLIER, DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP, AMERICA WATERp. 20

October 19, 2009

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Cover Story

Where Art Meets Science

Museum collections provide potential research opportunities for chemists. (pp. 12-16)

A Museum Career: Chemist works at intersection of chemistry and art (Web Exclusive)

Business

Hard Water (Member Content)

Water treatment start-ups are awash in innovation but face a risk-averse industry. (pp. 20-21)

Government & Policy

Chemical Rules Face Change (Member Content)

EPA administrator announces new priorities for agency's chemical policies. (pp. 28-29)

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News Of The Week

Putting A Price On Cutting CO<sub>2</sub> Cold Deep-Sea N<sub>2</sub> Fixers New Helper For Bulky Amino Acids Journal Of Chemical Education Joins ACS Publications Homoallenylation Sans Separation

Putting A Price On Cutting CO2 p. 7

Climate Change: Economists predict modest overall impacts but deep cuts for some.

Cold Deep-Sea N2 Fixers p. 8

Environment: Microbe consortium could help balance oceanic nitrogen budget.

Patent Rules Rescinded p. 8

Intellectual Property: Bush-era regulations on patent size pulled.

Fine Chemicals Tough It Out p. 9

CPhI: After a difficult year, there could be signs of life for pharmaceutical chemical producers.

More Acetonitrile p. 9

Ineos rolls out new technology that will help keep the polar solvent in supply.

New Helper For Bulky Amino Acids p. 10

Asymmetric Synthesis: Stripped-down small-molecule catalyst improves synthesis of key chiral intermediates.

Journal Of Chemical Education Joins ACS Publications p. 10

ACS News: Premiere journal for chemical education to become available on the ACS Publications website.

Newcomer Enters Patent Measuring p. 11

R&D: Dow, BASF back new method for assessing impact.

Homoallenylation Sans Separation p. 11

Organic Synthesis: Chiral reaction could be used to make natural products, drugs.

Business

Hard Water pp. 20-21 (Member Content)

Water treatment start-ups are awash in innovation but face a risk-averse industry.

In With The New pp. 22-23 (Member Content)

A unique methyl methacrylate plant in Singapore owes its success to a handful of British chemists.

A New Attraction pp. 24-25 (Member Content)

A few chemical companies are combining chemistry and magnetics.

Business Concentrates pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

ACS News

A Milestone For MEDI p. 42 (Member Content)

ACS's Division of Medicinal Chemistry celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Employment

Rising To The Challenge pp. 46-48

In biotech, a culture of creativity and team building helps top companies to work for weather a tough economy.

Government & Policy

Chemical Rules Face Change pp. 28-29 (Member Content)

EPA administrator announces new priorities for agency's chemical policies.

In For The Long Haul On Climate Change pp. 30-32 (Member Content)

Battles heat up as EPA, Congress debate how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Balancing Lab Security pp. 33-35 (Member Content)

Scientists fear tighter restrictions could hamper biological research.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 27 (Member Content)

Awards

Georgia Section Celebrates 75th Herty Medal p. 43 (Member Content)

Awardee Craig Hill discusses catalyst for hydrogen fuel at awards banquet.

Nuckolls Selected for Baekeland Award p. 44 (Member Content)

ExxonMobil Solid-State Fellowship Available p. 44 (Member Content)

Science & Technology

Tools For Protein Folding pp. 39-40 (Member Content)

Techniques provide ways to manipulate and understand protein folding.

Inside Instrumentation p. 41

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 36-37 (Member Content)

The Departments

Letters pp. 3-5

Newscripts p. 72

A Whiff Of Knowledge, Muscle Makeovers

This Week Online

National Chemistry Week

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