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May 22, 2000
Volume 78, Number 21
CENEAR 78 21 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
CARCINOGENS
Government adds tamoxifen, 1,3-butadiene to its latest list of carcinogens; removes saccharin.
IONIC LIQUID
Used to immobilize, recover, recycle homogeneous chiral catalyst, it also speeds up epoxidation reaction.
ENGINEERED FOOD
AstraZeneca will fund commercial development of -carotene-enriched rice strain.
3M DITCHES SCOTCHGARD
Persistence of main ingredient means end of product line.
WORLD SCIENCE COUNCIL
Science academies from 80 countries form panel to advise international agencies.
BUILDING A RESEARCH LAB
NRC's chemical board tells how to do it well from start to finish.
E-COMMERCE
Latest chemical marketplace, backed by 12 big firms, focuses on contract sales.
BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
CHEMICAL EARNINGS
Strong demand and prices outweigh higher feedstock and oil prices, sustaining upturn for chemical producers.
DRUG EARNINGS
Major producers still enjoy double-digit sales and earnings growth; biotech firms continue overall growth.
SPECIALTY PLASTICS
Engineering polymer producers work to win new applications; packaging is one of the most promising.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
BIOTECH REGULATION
Tests required for approval of genetically modified organisms might be inadequate.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
COVER STORY
AHMED ZEWAIL
1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate is constantly pushing the boundaries of femtochemistry.
"FROG FUGUE"
Science-inspired artwork is inspiring science at a University of Wisconsin lab.
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