TABLE OF CONTENTS
January 3, 2000
Volume 78, Number 1
CENEAR 78 1 p. 1
ISSN 0009-2347

NEWS OF THE WEEK

ONE MORE DRUG MERGER: 7
Monsanto and Pharmacia & Upjohn to combine in $26 billion deal.

MAKING CARBOHYDRATES: 7
New one-pot method provides easier access to 2-acetamidosugars.

BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS: 8
Formate ion dopant greatly improves sensitivity of silver halide emulsions.

PHTHALATE SAFETY: 8
One toy plasticizer gets clean bill of health, another remains suspect.

CUTTING AIR POLLUTION: 9
EPA cuts NOx tailpipe emissions, sulfur content of gasoline in tandem.

MIDAS' TOUCH: 9
It didn't extend to his funeral feast, a spicy mix of lentils and meat.

ACS PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
COVER STORY

MILLENNIAL CHALLENGES: 2
ACS President Daryle H. Busch calls on members to participate more fully in ACS.

BUSINESS

BUSINESS CONCENTRATES:  10

CLARIANT: 12
Swiss specialty chemicals producer targets strategic areas for growth.

KAINIC ACID:   14
Antiworming agent/neuroresearch tool is out of production and supply.

DOW PLASTICS: 15
Plastics unit sets sights high for 2000.

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: 16
SEC agrees with C&EN that selective disclosure of stock-sensitive information is wrong.

GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES:  17

CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD:   18
Chairman resigns in face of disarray, delayed reports, management controversies.

SCIENCE ADVISERS: 20
President's panel urges more federal support for research, education.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES:  21

'MOLETRONICS': 22
Organic molecules, metallic nano- wires are being considered for nanoscale electronics technology.

NEAR-CRITICAL WATER: 26
Unique properties allow water to serve as solvent, reactant, and catalyst in organic reactions.

SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE: 27
U.K. chemist is honored for helping the public appreciate science.

EDUCATION

GRADUATE SCHOOL 2000: 28
NRC roundtable explores issues for the future.

MEETINGS
CALENDARS: 29

C&EN calendar of scientific events and ACS meetings calendar for 2000-10.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DRUG FIRM OUTSOURCING: 39
Job market looks bright at small companies for people with a "can-do" spirit.

THE DEPARTMENTS

  5 LETTERS

37 PEOPLE

56 NEWSCRIPTS


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