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March 31, 2003
Volume 81, Number 13
CENEAR 81 13 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
FREEZE-FRAME
Cold X-ray crystallography may have trapped reaction transition state.
ACS MEETING
Chemists in New Orleans deliver record number of papers, fete society achievements, and decide governance matters.
PRIESTLEY MEDAL
Harvard's E. J. Corey is honored with top ACS award for service to chemistry.
WINNING VOLUNTEER
ACS names Valerie J. Kuck first recipient of new award for service to the society.
LACKLUSTER EARNINGS
Chemical companies, facing rapid rise in feedstock costs, predict dismal first quarter.
U.K. BIOTECH
Industry consolidates as some stars fade.
IONIC LIQUIDS
BASF process demonstrates that versatile solvents can be used on a commercial scale.
CONGRESS AND ENERGY
Debate is expected over legislation in the House and Senate.
SECURITY COSTS
Supplemental budget request for Iraq war includes $4 billion for homeland security.
ATTRACTING SPERM
Odor receptors may guide sperm cells to eggs.

COVER STORY
PITTCON 2003
Features analytical chemistry's contributions to brain chemistry analysis, IR spectroscopy, chemical weapons sensing, and petroleum science.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
ESSENTIAL MINERALS
Nanosized particles of TiO2 take on unusual properties that chemists hope to exploit.
EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
Sharp drop in chemical jobs since 1999 is part of a gradual long-term decline.
AEROJET REENGINEERED
Fine chemicals unit pulls out of a tailspin, focusing on hazardous chemistry and chiral separations.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
NOT SO SECURE
Voluntary efforts at U.S. chemical plants are a good start, says Department of Homeland Security, which looks to extend its involvement.
NANOTECH FOR SALE
Nano products and nano companies are a growing reality, partly due to government backing.
BURNING ISSUE
Communities downwind of Army facilities destroying chemical weapons sue the federal government.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
INSIGHTS
Women scientists shine at symposium honoring 1963 Nobel Laureate Maria Goeppert-Mayer.

BOOKS
"THE INGREDIENTS"
Philip Ball takes readers on a pleasurable stroll, teaching much that is of interest about the chemical elements.

AWARDS
PITTCON AWARDS PRESENTED
Preeminent achievements in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy are honored
AAAS ELECTS FELLOWS IN CHEMISTRY
Levelt Sengers Garners L'Oréal UNESCO Award

THE DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S PAGE

LETTERS

DIGITAL BRIEFS

PEOPLE

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
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ATTRACTING SPERM

COVER STORY
PITTCON 2003

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NANOTECH FOR SALE

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MARIA GOEPPERT-MAYER


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