TABLE OF CONTENTS
January 24, 2000
Volume 78, Number 4
CENEAR 78 4 p.3
ISSN 0009-2347

Quote of the Week

"We know less about the human mind than we know about black holes in outer space."
Bennett Bertenthal, University of Chicago psychologist
page 27


NEWS OF THE WEEK

MORE DRUG MERGERS:  13
Stock deal worth $76 billion joins Glaxo Wellcome, SmithKline Beecham; Warner Lambert concedes Pfizer bid might be a good deal.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS: 14
OMB study finds their benefits, although uncertain, far outweigh costs.

CATALYST ADVANCE: 14
Polymerization catalyst tolerates contaminants, needs no cocatalyst.

PROTECTING BUTTERFLIES: 15
EPA sets guidelines that manufacturers must ensure farmers follow in planting Bt corn.

MONSANTO SUED: 15
Left at the altar, seed company Delta & Pine Land is seeking $1 billion in damages for failed merger.

IMPRINTING BULK SILICA: 16
Technique leaves behind microcavity containing organic functional groups.

BUSINESS

BUSINESS CONCENTRATES: 19

ALBEMARLE'S FORECAST:   21
New President Mark Rohr plans on growth, believes the company can compete with larger firms.

RECYCLING CARPET:   23
DSM, DuPont, Honeywell, BASF, and Rhodia have invested substantially in recycling nylon fibers.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY

GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES:  25

EDUCATION AT NSF:   27
With modest successes, the agency still struggles to find its mission in K-12 science education.

CHLOROFORM IN WATER:   31
EPA's goal of zero contamination for chloroform in drinking water draws industry fire.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES:  32

MESOPOROUS HYBRIDS:   33
New materials feature organic functionality within a solid-state inorganic framework.

FRAGILE FRESCOES:   35
Restorers use subtleties of chemistry to develop methods for preserving Florentine art treasures.

PRODUCT REPORT
COVER STORY

SOAPS & DETERGENTS:   37
Producers turn to chemical suppliers to help formulate products that do more than just clean.

ACS NATIONAL AWARDS
2000 WINNERS:   55
Imai, Jayanty, Jutzi, Kandel, Zare, Kauffman, Kemp, Khosla, Kuck, McCrone, and Miller.

THE DEPARTMENTS

    5 EDITOR'S PAGE

    8 LETTERS

  54 ACS NEWS

  65 NEW PRODUCTS

  67 MEETINGS

  71 PEOPLE

  80 NEWSCRIPTS


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