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December 23, 2002

OLEFIN METATHESIS

While hoping for better prospects, chemical companies struggled through an uncertain 2002 by restructuring their businesses and shifting operations

December 16, 2002

2002 INDUSTRY REVIEW

While hoping for better prospects, chemical companies struggled through an uncertain 2002 by restructuring their businesses and shifting operations.

CHEMISTRY HIGHLIGHTS 2002

Important chemical advances in a range of areas--from organic synthesis to attosecond spectroscopy--were achieved this year.

December 9, 2002

HOMELAND SECURITY

New Cabinet-level agency will call on scientists and engineers to develop technologies to prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism.

December 2, 2002

PHARMACEUTICAL REVIEW

Taking measure of the $392 billion global drug industry???the business, its regulation, and where research is leading it.

REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Working to gain regulatory approval for new pharmaceuticals requires communication, organizational skills, and scientific knowledge

November 25, 2002

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK 2003

Sluggish economy means a tight market for chemists seeking jobs, but C&EN offers interviewing tips, career-planning resources, and a guide to health insurance. Meanwhile, salaries continue strong gains.

GRADUATE EDUCATION AND BEYOND

For those who want a career in academia, C&EN offers advice on choosing a graduate school, mentoring, writing a successful tenure-track application, and running a research lab.

WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY

Angela Belcher's passion is to create and organize new materials using templates from the natural world.

November 18, 2002

WATER TREATMENT

Chemical producers expand, consolidate, and unveil new technology as they tap into increasing world concern over clean water supplies.

November 11, 2002

COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY

Established drug discovery technology is refined with advances in synthesis, purification, and analysis. New government center helps industry develop high-throughput methods to measure materials properties of polymers.

E-BUSINESS

News Updates For The World Of Business Online

WHAT'S THAT STUFF?

Chemical preservatives help foods stay fresh.

November 4, 2002

EMERGING COMPANIES

Smaller companies succeed in a competitive industry by being bold and entrepreneurial. Eight firms show how they do it.

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY EDUCATION CENTER

U.K. science venture offers websites and programs to capture hearts and minds of young students.

October 28, 2002

FACTS & FIGURES FOR CHEMICAL R&D

C&EN's annual compilation tracks the health of the chemical research enterprise.

WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY

Kathleen Havelka at Lubrizol emphasizes tenacity, flexibility, and enthusiasm as keys to success.

BEST WORKPLACES

C&EN takes a look at the policies and practices of chemical companies rated great places to work.

October 21, 2002

PAINTS & COATINGS

While architectural paints have evolved slowly and TiO2 demand has slumped, new technologies abound for the auto paints industry.

October 14, 2002

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Genomics companies are shifting their focus from tools and services to drug development and marketing.

E-BUSINESS

October 7, 2002

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL

Chihiro Kanagawa, president and CEO of the Japanese firm, has made it the world's fifth most valuable chemical company.

September 30, 2002

NANOELECTRONICS

Further miniaturizing today's already small electronic circuits will lead to faster, more sophisticated, and more portable devices.

September 23, 2002

PHARMACEUTICALS

As demand for access to low-cost drugs rises worldwide, generic drugmakers fight to bring less expensive versions to market rapidly, while a start-up and various nonprofits develop treatments for neglected diseases.

FEMALE-FRIENDLY

Professors discuss the factors that influence gaining higher percentages of women chemistry faculty.

WOMEN IN ACADEMIA

C&EN's annual scorecard shows that the number of women who are tenured or in tenure-track positions is slowly inching up.

September 16, 2002

COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM

Students learn the tools and techniques of computation and modeling with software and online educational systems.

BIOORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY

Nascent field may yield important compounds related to medicine, catalysis, and sensing.

ELECTION STATEMENTS

Candidates for president-elect and directors offer their views for upcoming balloting.

September 9, 2002

SUPERFUND: RUNNING ON EMPTY?

As reserve fund dwindles, debate in Congress focuses on whether to reinstate corporate levies.

E-COLLABORATION

Chemical and drug firms are developing software to allow online collaborative tools for their customers.

E-BUSINESS

September 2, 2002

NIH EXPANDS

Twenty-seventh institute, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, will focus on cross-disciplinary research and technology.

AMBITION REALIZED

Bernhard Tschulnigg is the first blind student in Austria to complete experiments for an organic chemistry course.

August 26, 2002

DRUG DELIVERY

Scientists are refining old materials and exploring a wide variety of new ones to address next-generation drug delivery needs.

August 19, 2002

J. CRAIG VENTER

One of the most visible scientific personalities of our time discusses the past and future of genome mapping.

A NOBEL MEETING

In Lindau, Germany, 600 young researchers mingle with Nobel Laureates.

August 12, 2002

CHEMISTRY TRICENTENNIAL

Cambridge University's chemistry department celebrates 300 years of rich history featuring famous names and important discoveries in the field.

August 5, 2002

SALARY SURVEY

Salaries of ACS members with full-time jobs have gone up for the sixth consecutive year, but unemployment has risen, reversing a substantial year-earlier decline.

ATOMIC-SCALE EXPLORATIONS

Researchers increasingly use transmission electron microscopy for garnering information from chemical systems.

July 29, 2002

DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER

Interdisciplinary research guides this midwestern facility in addressing agricultural problems in industrialized and developing countries.

July 22, 2002

FINE CHEMICALS

Although still suffering from overcapacity and low demand, this industry will fare a little better than it did in 2001.

July 15, 2002

ELECTRONIC MATERIALS

Suppliers and manufacturers find ways to stay afloat in unpredictable semiconductor, photoresist, and battery markets.

July 8, 2002

YUCCA MOUNTAIN

If Congress gives the nod, attention will shift to construction at Nevada radioactive waste repository.

July 1, 2002

GREEN CHEMISTRY AWARDS

Chemists and chemical engineers receive presidential recognition for innovations that promote pollution prevention.

DIVERSITY ON THE JOB

Companies report success with programs for women, minorities in the workplace; universities need to improve their programs.

June 24, 2002

FACTS & FIGURES

Global chemical industry slowed again in 2001; the numbers tell the story.

June 17, 2002

ENDOHEDRAL FULLERENES

They aren't easy to prepare or study, but researchers are getting closer to understanding and exploiting the unique properties of these fascinating molecules.

June 10, 2002

CHIRAL CHEMISTRY

Pharmaceutical suppliers hope to profit from growing demand for single-enantiomer products; scientists seek new methods for improving the yields of chiral reactions.

E-BUSINESS

June 3, 2002

SERONO

Under the deft guidance of CEO Ernesto Bertarelli, the Swiss biotech firm positions itself to flourish in international markets.

CATALYSIS IN THE NETHERLANDS

Leadership role is result of company density, cooperation, diverse programs, and strong industry-academic relationships.

May 27, 2002

DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Process chemistry results in pharmaceutical manufacturing routes that are safe, efficient, and scalable

May 20, 2002

PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LAB

Multipurpose facility sheds old veneer to thrive in era of proteomics.

May 13, 2002

TOP 75

Dow moves into number one spot of chemical producers through its acquisition of Union Carbide; operating profits decreased for many companies surveyed.

E-BUSINESS

May 6, 2002

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

New technologies open additional markets to inks and pigments producers; flavor and fragrance industry consists of a few large players and many niche suppliers.

PROTEOMICS

The job market for protein biochemists with interdisciplinary savvy is on the upswing

April 29, 2002

Computational Drug Screening

Computers are getting fast enough, and models accurate enough, that ADME/Tox screening can produce major savings during drug development.

NEW PHYSICISTS FARE WELL IN JOBS, DOLLARS

April 22, 2002

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Economic, social and environmental challenges move to the forefront as industry builds on its Responsible Care initiative.

April 15, 2002

DUPONT TURNS 200

Under the leadership of CEO Holliday and technology chief Connelly, company hopes recent restructuring and new focus on R&D will help it succeed for 200 more years.

April 8, 2002

2002 PRIESTLEY MEDALIST

Prolific electrochemist, respected teacher, and long-time JACS editor Allen J. Bard is honored for 40 years of discovery and service to the scientific community.

PITTCON 2002

Despite decline in conference attendance, technical program remains as strong as ever, covering advances in biological and chemical weapons sensors, proteomics, miniaturized mass spectrometry, NMR, and more.

E-BUSINESS

A JOB PRIMER

Special report focuses on job demand, best companies to work for, hot areas of employment, career services, and sources of information.

April 1, 2002

PHARMACEUTICAL OUTSOURCING

Fine chemicals makers tread a fine line between supplying to big drug firms and their generic competition.

March 25, 2002

CHIRAL SURFACE CHEMISTRY

Chemists probe mechanisms of chiral surface reactions that proceed with high enantioselectivity.

March 18, 2002

PETROCHEMICALS

High feedstock costs and slumping demand battered industry in 2001, forcing U.S. segment to evaluate its future; producers are holding out hope for economic recovery.

ACS SURVEY RESULTS

Salaries of 2001 chemistry graduates have increased slightly despite the slowdown in the economy.

March 11, 2002

COMBATING ALZHEIMER'S

Potential therapies for debilitating neurodegenerative disease target extensive range of proposed risk factors.

E-BUSINESS

March 4, 2002

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

With Dow leading the charge, the chemical industry saw $37 billion worth of deals in 2001.

February 25, 2002

CARNEGIE AT 100

Unique research incubator celebrating its centennial stays fresh and productive, offering its scientists freedoms rarely found at other institutions.

February 18, 2002

Custom Chemicals

FACING REALITY

Despite grim projections for 2002, producers of fine chemicals have many opportunities for above-average growth and performance.

MAKING CONNECTIONS IN THE BIG EASY

Fine chemicals suppliers, custom manufacturers trek to New Orleans for Informex 2002.

OUTSOURCING 101

Outsourcing is about relationships; when managed properly, both clients and vendors win.

NO VACANCY

There's no quick fix for the capacity crunch in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

BIOCATALYSIS BUZZ

Deals underscore interest in biotechnology-based methods to improve chemical processes.

February 11, 2002

IN SITU CLICK CHEMISTRY

Nobel Laureate K. Barry Sharpless sees great promise in templating strategy he helped develop that may lead to new drugs and functional compounds.

February 4, 2002

MATERIALS FOR SPORTS

Athletes at the 2002 Winter Olympics will reap the benefits of performance equipment made from high-tech materials.

January 28, 2002

PHARMA BUSINESS

Companies strive to expedite drug development; biotech deals outpace major drug firm mergers.

CONGRESSIONAL OUTLOOK

Divided Congress must overcome gridlock, budget deficit to face issues of national security, health and energy policy, and more.

January 21, 2002

SOAPS & DETERGENTS

Household cleaning product makers seek to leverage innovation across markets; surfactant producers continued to suffer from low profit margins in 2001.

January 14, 2002

HYDROGEN STORAGE

Whether carbon nanotubes can store H2 under practical conditions--as in fuel-cell powered cars--is a subject of controversy.

January 7, 2002

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

ACS President Eli M. Pearce challenges chemists to be caretakers of the future, given the centrality of chemistry to the advancement of science, engineering, and technology.

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