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April 14, 2003
Volume 81, Number 15
CENEAR 81 15 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
CHEMICAL PLANT SECURITY
Administration bill to improve plant security is said to be nearly identical to a voluntary industry program.
DISAPPOINTING EARNINGS FORECAST
More industry players weigh in with lowered first-quarter expectations.
LIMITING DAMAGES
Supreme Court strikes down excessive punitive damage award.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN IRAQ
Tests are inconclusive about possible chemical weapons finds.
ICI'S FREE FALL
Chief executive is ousted as share prices sink.
CHEMISTRY'S VALUE
Study shows chemistry as enabling force behind innovation in numerous industries.
MOLECULE CAPTURES ION PAIR
Novel approach to anion recognition employs electrostatic and hydrogen-bonding interactions.
RAMAN TECHNIQUE
New procedure couples airborne chemistry to sensitive Raman method.
PUBLIC SERVICE
ACS honors Reps. Holt and Biggert for public policy contributions to chemistry and the sciences.

COVER STORY
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
High feedstock costs, energy prices, and overcapacity have stalled the
synthetic rubber and rubber chemicals industries.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
INDIA'S BIOCON
Tenacious female brewer founded a biotechnology firm that's growing impressively.
STOCKS FALL
Numerous concerns cause share prices to drop in first quarter.
PETROCHEMICAL BLUES
The industry continues to suffer under a recession, overcapacity, and uncompetitive raw materials.
E-BUSINESS
News Updates For The World Of Business Online.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
ENVIRONMENT
NAFTA's investment protection section triggers consequences that challenge environmental regulations.
INFLUENCING POLICY
Symposium addresses how scientists can improve communication with policymakers.
CHEMICAL HINDSIGHTS
Chemical manufacturers should welcome, if not encourage, public and governmental participation in plant security.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
TRIBOLOGY
What happens when molecules rub each other the wrong way?
POLYMER BRUSHES
Tethered polymer chains create "smart surfaces" that can adapt to their environment.
GENDER EQUITY
How women chemists overcome obstacles.
NEW PRODUCTS
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

EDUCATION
CUTTING CORNERS
Research asks why students cheat in classroom labs and how to prevent it.

BOOKS
"WHEN SMOKE RAN LIKE WATER"
Engrossing story of the links between environmental pollution and human health.

ACS NEWS
GOVERNANCE ACTS IN NEW ORLEANS

AWARDS
ACS RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING TEACHERS
Othmer Gold Medalists Announced
Magid Adou-Gharbia Awarded the Procter Medal
Caltech's Arnold Is Recipient of 2003 Carothers Award
ACS MEDI Predoctoral Fellowship Awarded
Somorjai Receives Cotton Medal
New York Academy of Sciences Honors Two Chemists
Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowships

THE DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S PAGE

LETTERS
ACS MEETING BRIEFS
PEOPLE

NEWSCRIPTS



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TRIBOLOGY

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