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GRISEOVIRIDIN SYNTHESIS
Griseoviridin Synthesis
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April 10, 2000
Volume 78, Number 15
CENEAR 78 15 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
TRANSGENIC CROPS
Food products now on market are safe, study finds, but U.S. regulatory controls need to be strengthened.
BIOTECH FOOD
Industry puts $50 million into ad campaign emphasizing benefits of genetically modified crops.
DUPONT SUES MONSANTO
DuPont alleges its rival used illegal practices to dominate soybean, cottonseed markets.
POLYMERIC CHIPS
Electro-optic modulator operates on less than 1 V.
EPA RULE STRUCK DOWN
Appeals court voids zero limit for chloroform in drinking water.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
U.S. industry is slow in meeting its reporting requirements under treaty.
DESTROYING BACTERIA
Designed -peptide is active against antibiotic-resistant bacteria but not against red blood cells.
PROFILE
COVER STORY
ARNOLD BECKMAN
Renowned scientist, businessman, and philanthropist celebrates 100 years of success on April 10.
BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
LAWN & GARDEN CHEMICALS
Producers see green as economy and demographics boost market for fertilizers and pesticides.
EUROPEAN EARNINGS
Mixed results for chemical producers hide improvements in 1999.
SHOPPING FOR R&D
U.S. firms that look for technical expertise in Russia and China should carefully lay groundwork.
ASIA-PACIFIC
CHEMSPEC JAPAN
This specialty trade show draws mixed reviews.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
Q. TODD DICKINSON
Patent & Trademark Office's director talks about challenges facing newly revamped agency.
CHEMICAL HINDSIGTHS
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
DRUGS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Little is known about the impact that traces of post-use pharmaceuticals and personal care products may have.
GRISEOVIRIDIN SYNTHESIS
Using L-amino acid to make natural product incorporating d form doesn't work.
HAROLD JOHNSTON HONORED
Division of Physical Chemistry symposium celebrates atmospheric chemist's 80th birthday.
BOOKS
"PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATION"
Historic perspective and useful insights make a valuable, if disjointed, reference work.
ACSNEWS
NATIONAL MEETING
Scenes and celebrations from the ACS national meeting in San Francisco.
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