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April 2001

VOL. 31, NO. 4
An environmentally friendly oil industry?
An environmentally friendly oil industry?
Government regulation, environmental concerns, and alternative fuels could shift the economic balance toward new petroleum refineries that solve problems right from the start.
Nai Y. Chen

Liquid membranes with light switches
Liquid membranes with light switches
Separation of solutes with liquid membranes becomes a powerful tool when the solute carriers are selectively activated photochemically.
Teresa L. Longin, Michelle L. Goyette, Carl A. Koval

Near-IR chemical analysis in an industrial setting
Near-IR chemical analysis in an industrial setting
Adopting a new analytical technique can save time and money if you plan carefully, implement it systematically, and monitor the results on a regular basis.
Polaroid NIR Implementation Team

Manage IP costs with technical disclosuresManage IP costs with technical disclosures
The rapid pace of innovation is causing chemical companies to reconsider their patent filing strategies. To maintain speed, many companies are filing technical disclosures to protect their intellectual property and any subsequent technologies that might sprout from their core technologies.
Jeffrey M. Cogen, Thomas J. Colson

Chemist at Large (editorial) Chemist at Large
Leading the Way
Leading the Way
The roads of opportunity
Kerry L. Cecere
Heart Cut Heart Cut
Patent Watch
Viewpoint Viewpoint
How do agricultural scientists view advanced biotechnology?
Thomas A. Lyson
Touring the Net Touring the Net
Watts up?
Marc C. Fitzgerald
In Box In Box
Letters from our Readers
The Last Word The Last Word
Millennial musings
David Birkett

This issue's cartoons
This issue's cartoons