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Table of Contents
March 27, 2000
Volume 78, Number 13
CENEAR 78 13 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
GOOD-BYE MTBE
Congress is asked to drop requirement for water-polluting gasoline additive in favor of ethanol.
BASF DIGS INTO AGRIBUSINESS
Company buys American Home Products crop unit for $3.8 billion.
ULTRASHORT X-RAY PULSES
Development will allow study of inner-shell electron behavior during reactions.
BUCKYBALLS IN SPACE
Analysis of noble gases trapped in fullerenes from meteorites indicates extraterrestrial origin.
E-COMMERCE & CHEMICALS
New ventures aim to smooth entire transaction process between member companies.
FDA LOSES TOBACCO BATTLE
Supreme Court rules agency exceeded its reach in regulating cigarettes as drug delivery systems.
BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
PINE CHEMICALS
Old-line industry stands to lose a player when Hercules sells its resin business.
CHEMNAVIGATOR.COM
E-commerce firm focuses on combinatorial chemistry market.
ENVIRONMENT
CLIMATE CHANGE
Models show global warming will negatively affect some sectors, but will have little impact on others.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE
The closer the end of the 106th Congress, the slower legislation moves.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
GOOD NICOTINE
Alkaloid offers route to treating Tourette's syndrome, new hope for other brain disorders.
CELL-SURFACE CHEMISTRY
Method to install azides offers new way to attach moieties to cell surfaces.
SCIENCE INSIGHTS
It's a daunting task to select the chemistry news each week for C&EN.
EDUCATION
CHEMICAL CLEANUP
Statewide program to remove hazardous chemicals from school properties is a success in Ohio.
2000 PRIESTLEY MEDALIST
COVER STORY
PROFILE
Darleane Hoffman is honored for her discoveries on the frontiers of the periodic table.
ADDRESS
Hoffman recounts advances in nuclear and radiochemistry, the changing status of women in chemistry.
ACS NEWS
CHEMICAL LANDMARK
Twelve transcurium elements that were discovered at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are commemorated.
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