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"Shame on us, if in this new energy revolution we are not creating jobs here in America, shame on us if we let these jobs go overseas."
SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW, (D-MICH.)p. 31

December 21, 2009

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Highlights

Cover Story

Global Warming And Climate Change

Believers, deniers, and doubters view the scientific forecast from different angles. (pp. 11-21)

» Which Comes First, CO2 Or The Heat?

Business

Year In Review (Member Content)

Although one of the worst years in memory for the chemical industry, 2009 had a few bright spots. (pp. 24-29)

Science & Technology

Chemical Year In Review

A dozen stories reprise chemists’ major achievements of 2009. (pp. 35-39)

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News Of The Week

Reorganization Complications Proteins In Transition CO2's Little Helper

Copenhagen Call For Action p. 6

Climate Change: Negotiators sweat the details as clock ticks down.

New International Energy Program p. 7

Technology Transfer: Some $350 million set aside to encourage renewable energy deployment in developing world.

Sound Conclusions p. 7

Climate Change: UN climate panel head says committee reports are valid.

Regiodivergent Reaction p. 8

Catalysis: Aziridine ring opening discriminates between enantiomers.

Older Is Better p. 8

Protein Analysis: Microarray performance is degraded with newer glass slides.

Reorganization Complications p. 9

Bankruptcy: LyondellBasell and Tronox work with creditors while possible buyers look on.

Chemicals In People p. 9

Toxic Substances: National biomonitoring report provides assessment of exposure to 212 substances.

Proteins In Transition p. 10

Chemical Biology: Conformational change proceeds along surprising path.

CO2's Little Helper p. 10

Climate Change: Satellite data show water vapor increases CO2 warming.

Business

Year In Review pp. 24-29 (Member Content)

Although one of the worst years in memory for the chemical industry, 2009 had a few bright spots.

Business Concentrates pp. 22-23 (Member Content)

  • Two Companies Eye Renewable Polymers
  • Two firms are taking steps to add new materials to the renewable polymers lexicon...
  • Evonik To Jettison Nonchemical Holdings
  • Evonik Industries says it will transition itself into an all-chemical company by spinning off its energy and real estate holdings...
  • Mitsubishi Freezes Thai Plant Expansion
  • Mitsubishi Rayon says it has suspended a 90,000-metric-ton-per-year methyl methacrylate expansion in Thailand because of regulatory uncertainties...
  • Sensient Opens New Facilities
  • Flavor and fragrance maker Sensient Technologies has opened new operations in China and Costa Rica to develop products for local markets...
  • Lanxess Scales Back On Assets …
  • Lanxess has sold its 55% stake in a hydrazine hydrate plant in Weifang Industry Park, in Shandong province, China, to its partner, Weifang Yaxing Group...
  • … But Lenzing Is Beefing Up
  • Austria-based cellulosic fiber maker Lenzing plans to spend $175 million next year to increase production at its European and Asian sites...
  • Ashland Sells Rosins And Terpenes
  • Specialty chemical firm Ashland will sell Hercules Specialty Resins to Canadian private equity firm TorQuest Partners for $75 million...
  • Solvay Seeks Rest Of Thailand’s Vinythai
  • Solvay has launched a tender offer worth roughly $110 million for the 50% of Vinythai that it doesn’t already own...
  • Cubist Seeks Calixa In Antibiotic Push
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals has agreed to acquire privately held Calixa Therapeutics for $92.5 million in cash plus potential payments of up to $310 million...
  • Merck Makes Moves In Protein Production
  • Merck & Co. has agreed to acquire Avecia’s biologics business for an undisclosed sum...
  • Amgen Licenses Diabetes Drugs
  • Amgen and Array BioPharma will jointly develop Array’s portfolio of glucokinase activators, including ARRY-403...
  • Seattle Genetics, Millennium In Pact
  • Millennium, the cancer drug arm of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, will pay Seattle Genetics $60 million up front for access to brentuximab vedotin...
  • Solutia Gets Wind Turbine
  • Electricity generator Wind Direct has installed two wind turbines at Solutia’s Newport, Wales, site...
  • Business Roundup
  • RTI International Metals, Huntsman Corp. and Saudi Arabia’s Zamil Group, Sumitomo Chemical, Chemtura, Borealis, Abbott Laboratories, Unitaid, Lonza, ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals...

ACS Comment

Reflections On ACS: Past And Future p. 43 (Member Content)

ACS News

Periodic Table At Play pp. 44-48 (Member Content)

National Chemistry Week's celebration of the elements gets kids thinking outside the box.

First Community College Award To Jeanette Medina p. 49 (Member Content)

Deadline Looms For Green Chemistry Award p. 49 (Member Content)

Schepartz Is First Chemical Biology Lecturer p. 49 (Member Content)

Seyferth Stepping Down As Organometallics Editor p. 49 (Member Content)

Books

Working In China

Working In China pp. 40-41

Author outlines the pitfalls of doing business with Chinese manufacturers.

Government & Policy

Jobs And Energy p. 31 (Member Content)

Senate considers some dozen bills with a strong tie between jobs and energy.

Insights: Legislative Review p. 32 (Member Content)

Congress sets agencies up with research funds, struggles with other matters.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 30 (Member Content)

Awards

Awards p. 44 (Member Content)

Elections To International Academies p. 50 (Member Content)

Dallas-Fort Worth Section Salutes Excellence p. 50 (Member Content)

Call For Nominations For Linus Pauling Medal p. 50 (Member Content)

Schoellkopf Award To John Richard p. 50 (Member Content)

San Diego Section Honors Research And Service p. 50 (Member Content)

Science & Technology

Chemical Year In Review pp. 35-39

A dozen stories reprise chemists' major achievements of 2009.

New Products p. 40 (Member Content)

New and notable in the chemical industry.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 33-34 (Member Content)

Editor's Page

Farewell 2009 p. 3

The Departments

Letters p. 4-5

People pp. 51-52

Newscripts p. 56

A Chemical Christmas Tree, 40 Years of Cheery Christmases

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