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October 18, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 42

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  Table of Contents
October 18, 2004
Volume 82, Number 42
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
PAINTS & COATINGS
Markets shift, regulations tighten, and the industry looks toward new technologies.
 
COVER: Voest-Alpine Stahl AG photo
 


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  Latest News  
  TAX BREAK
Corporate tax overhaul, originally meant to erase export tariffs, has big benefits for industry.

VULCAN EXIT
Vulcan Materials is leaving the chemicals business after its chemicals unit sale to OxyChem.

CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN
With industry support, EPA will study chemical exposure levels in small children.

CONTROLLING GENE EXPRESSION
Combinatorial strategy engineers hormone receptor proteins to respond to synthetic agents.

EASY MASS SPEC
Ionization method allows analysis at ambient conditions with no sample preparation.

RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Congress allows the Energy Department to leave some nuclear waste in underground tanks.

NEURONTIN FIGHT
Alpharma launches a generic version of Pfizer's epilepsy drug and so does Pfizer.

TRANSPORTER STRUCTURE
Researchers crack the structure of a microbial relative of human glutamate transporter.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

SHANGHAI VENTURE
Attention to safety does not hold up construction of BP-Sinopec petrochemical complex.

GLOBAL AGENDA
European chemical industry executives discuss problems and the means to confront them.

RHODIA
Pharma chemical unit moves into new facilities as part of corporatewide overhaul.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

SCIENCE POLITICS
Bush and Kerry hold differing views on science and technology issues.

INSIGHTS
U.S. participation in the Kyoto protocol could influence the process.

 
 
 

  Special Reports  
  CHLORINE
C. T. Howlett Jr. and Terrence Collins debate chlorine's positive and negative contributions.
 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

CHEESE FLAVORS
Complexity of flavors comes from a multitude of chemical components.

SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Organization is a leader in anticancer drug development.

ACTINIDE ACTION
Novel thorium and uranium complexes aid understanding of f-element electronic structure and reactivity.

NEW PRODUCTS

CRITTER CHEMISTRY
Shrew saliva yields some surprising compounds.

 
 
 

  Career & Employment  
 

DREAM JOBS
C&EN examines what makes some companies leaders in employee relations.

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Debating Chlorine

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN

COVER STORY
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CHLORINE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
CHEESE FLAVORS

CRITTER CHEMISTRY
VENEMOUS SHREWS