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June 7, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 23

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  Table of Contents
June 7, 2004
Volume 82, Number 23
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
BHOPAL
Twenty years later, Responsible Care has changed industry's approach to safety; third-party audits could help regain the public's trust.
 
COVER: Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, rises behind adjacent shanties in this 1984 photo. © 1984 Dilip Mehta/Contact Press Images
 

  Latest News  
  DESIGNER NANOTUBES
Self-assembling, graphitelike nanotubes show promise for molecular electronics.

POLLUTION TOTALS
Chemical industry ranked third in North America for releasing pollutants in 2001.

ANION RECEPTOR
Novel macrocycle holds promise for extracting problematic sulfate from nuclear waste.

PRIVATE BUYS
Private equity firms have ponied up some $900 million in two recent chemical business purchases.

BIOTECH STUCK
Market disappointments lead analysts to question enthusiastic predictions for sector IPOs in 2004.

NOXIOUS AEROSOLS
Organic acids may spur growth of aerosol pollution that plagues urban areas.

DICING mRNA SPLICING
Crystal structure reveals a splicing intermediate for the first time.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

EU EXPANSION
Chemical industry sees challenges, opportunities as borders open to Central and Eastern Europe.

MICROBIA
Firm's biomanufacturing unit is amassing substantial venture capital for its drug portfolio.

INSIGHTS
Recent terrorist attacks won't stop Middle East's petrochemical industry from growing.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

EPA SECURITY
Agency's homeland security research focuses on water systems and building decontamination, but funding may be cut.

MICHAEL A. LEVI
C&EN talks with Brookings Institution scholar about best ways to offer science advice to Congress.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

CHEMISTS OF THE CARIBBEAN
Chemistry in the West Indies flourishes despite infrastructure and funding issues.

ARNOLD BECKMAN APPRECIATION
His inventions propelled chemical research through the 20th century; his philanthropy will take it through the 21st.

TIDE RISES FOR ALABAMA CHEMISTRY
New research facilities and funding provide a boost for chemical research.

 
 
 

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  WILD DIVERSIONS  
 
 

  ACS News  
  THE LIVES OF OUR FABRICS
Chemical landmark honors research that saved cotton from being mothballed.

COMMENT
HOW SHOULD ACS TREAT GLOBAL OUTSOURCING?

 
 
 

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  FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES
Chemists' work combines biology, chemistry, and psychology to create tempting products.
 
 
 

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