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Volume 86, Number 3: January 21, 2008

Cover Story

Greener Cleaners

Consumer demand for environmentally friendly cleaning products has changed the game for chemical suppliers.

Energy Impact

The Green Advantage

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News of the Week

West Antarctica Ice Decreases

Region considered stable appears to be losing ice faster than thought, thanks to climate change.

Mandatory Open Access

NIH switch from voluntary article posting follows legislation.

Uranyl Ion Persuaded To React

Rigid framework makes normally inert (UO2)2+ reactive.

GM Backs Ethanol Start-Up Coskata

Company claims its technology can significantly lower the price of the fuel.

Norman Neureiter Honored

Chemist who melded science and diplomacy at the State Department will receive NAS Public Welfare Medal.

Report Indicates Decline In U.S. R&D

Falloff of industry and government support for basic research raises competitiveness concerns.

Expanding On Hydroaminations

Rhodium catalyst broadens scope of intramolecular cyclizations.

California Chemicals

State should adopt incentives, regulations to stimulate green chemistry economy.

West Coast Fine Chemicals

Saltigo and SAFC buy, expand facilities in California and Washington state.


Pittcon's Return to the Crescent City

After a long absence, the annual Pittsburgh Conference returns to New Orleans.


Negotiating An Academic Job Offer

One package doesn't fit all, and a tailored deal benefits both parties.

The Departments



» Business

January 21, 2008

Hungarians Rebuild Chemical Bridges

After overcoming the collapse of socialism, chemical and drug industries take joining EU in stride.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

January 21, 2008

Congressional Outlook 2008

Democratic leadership still faces legislative bottlenecks as elections overshadow this year's efforts.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

January 21, 2008

Evolution Yes, Creationism No

Booklet says evolution, but not creationism, should be part of public school science curricula.

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Feasible

Production from farmed switchgrass can surpass energy, environmental, and economic hurdles.

C&EN Talks With: Helmut Schwarz

Physical chemist takes presidency of Germany's Humboldt Foundation.

Inside Instrumentation

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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