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December 13, 2004
Vol. 82, Iss. 50

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  Table of Contents
December 13, 2004
Volume 82, Number 50
p. 1
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
This year's activities centered around the theme of "Health and Wellness."
 
COVER: Students intently observe a demonstration at the Northeast Tennessee Section's Celebration of Chemistry for Fourth Graders. Photo by Spencer Hochstetler
 


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  Latest News  
  THIN FILM SELF-ASSEMBLY
Technique could lead to low-cost, high-speed switching devices for broadband telecommunications systems.

CUSTOM CHEMICALS
At annual trade show, fine and custom chemicals producers view 2005 with cautious optimism.

VISA ADDENDUM
Congress adds 20,000 H-1B visas for foreigners with U.S. graduate degrees.

TREATING TB
A new compound to treat tuberculosis has entered human clinical trials.

SHINTECH PVC
Firm's decision to build Gulf Coast PVC plant solidifies its top-spot market position.

NIH SCIENTISTS PROTEST
Staff scientists want to have input as agency considers ethics oversight changes.

SULFATION IN CELLS
Control of the machinery for carbohydrate sulfation could lead to human health benefits.

ACS BOARD MEETING
The board approves a $442 million 2005 budget and reelects James D. Burke as chair.

DUPONT AND PFOA
Once again, the company is being cited by EPA for withholding data on exposure.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS
Pharmaceutical companies and biotech firms are increasingly taking up this technology.

WARWICK'S POLYMERS
Spin-off company looks to move its polymer technology into the pharmaceutical arena.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

HPV TESTING PROGRAM
Problems remain in the initiative to test high-production-volume chemicals.

MARGARET E. KOSAL
C&EN talks with an inorganic chemist who is applying emerging science to technical security problems.

HINDSIGHTS
Chemists must not forget their role in nuclear weapons control.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

MOLECULAR MAGNETS
Single-molecule magnets offer much potential in growing area of materials research.

NEW PRODUCTS
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  COMMENT - COMMUNICATING FOR SUCCESS  
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

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NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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NEWS OF THE WEEK
THIN FILM SELF-ASSEMBLY

BUSINESS
MICROWAVE CHEMISTRY

COVER STORY
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK

C&EN TALKS WITH
MARGARET E. KOSAL

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
MOLECULAR MAGNETS