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December 20, 2004
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  Table of Contents
December 20, 2004
Volume 82, Number 51
p. 3
 
 
  C&EN will not publish an issue on Dec. 27, 2004. Our next issue will be Jan. 3, 2005. C&EN staff members wish all of our readers a joyous holiday season 
 
 
  Cover Story  
CHEMISTRY HIGHLIGHTS 2004
Key advances were made this year in areas ranging from biochemistry, drug research, and analysis to nanotech and inorganic chemistry.

2004 INDUSTRY REVIEW
The upturn is no longer elusive, and although challenges remain, prosperity is finally returning to the chemical industry.

   


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  ORBITAL IMAGING
Using ultrafast lasers, researchers can make 3-D images of molecular orbitals.

BUSH APPOINTEES
Administration hires include chemical engineer Samuel Bodman to head Energy Department.

DMS BUYS NEORESINS
Acquisition of Avecia's coating resins business is an almost $680 million transaction.

PHOSPHATE DONOR
Scientists find a second cellular molecule that donates phosphate groups to proteins.

SUSPECT NANOMATERIALS
Purchasers of nanomaterials may be getting contaminated product, at best.

UKRAINIAN MYSTERY
Was presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko poisoned with a dioxin-like compound?

ACS PUBLICATIONS
ACS sues Google for trademark infringement and gives nonsubscribers access to more online ACS journal content.

GATES FIGHTS MALARIA
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding research to develop an antimalarial.

SPHERES WITH PORES
Supercritical fluid emulsion technique yields hollow spheres of mesoporous silica.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

PHARMA CONTRACT MANUFACTURING
At CPhI 2004 in Brussels, fine and custom chemical manufacturers say the market is not fully revived.

MEDICHEM'S PROGENY
Former employees of contract research firm have yielded numerous companies and ventures.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES

CO2 SEQUESTRATION
Carbon dioxide storage and clean-coal research define government's approach to greenhouse gas reduction.

CHEMICAL LASER WEAPON
Revolutionary approach faces significant technical hurdles.

 
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

STABILITY THEORY
Studies of conjugated polyynes yield unexpected results.

GENOME FINGERPRINT SCANNING
New bioinformatics tool finds region of genome most likely to have encoded unknown proteins.

MULTIDISCIPLINARITY
New buildings physically connect chemistry and other science departments as a way of fostering interaction.

 
 
 

  Books  
 

"CHASING THE MOLECULE"
Development of new substances synthesized in the mid-1900s is related in full social, cultural, and institutional context.

The Poetry Of Science

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
  COMMENT - 2004 IN PERSPECTIVE  
 
 

  Meetings  
 

ACS, AIChE Group Travels To Cuba

Reichmanis Speaks On Innovation

ACS/BIO Summit On Industrial Biotech

Consultants Ready For 10th Anniversary

 
 
 

  EDITOR'S PAGE  
 

Wrapping Up 2004

 
 
 

  DEPARTMENTS  
  LETTERS

AWARDS

PEOPLE

NEWSCRIPTS

 
 
 


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2004 INDUSTRY REVIEW

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