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Volume 86, Number 19:May 12, 2008

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Seeking Sustainability

Ingredient makers strive to understand and satisfy cosmetic labeling promises.

Sorting Through The Confusion In Personal Care Certification

Cover: Bayer MaterialScience

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News of the Week

Guarding Against Too Much Light

Protective mechanism, which has inspired synthetic system, depends on minor constituents of photosynthetic apparatus .

New Turn In Dioxin Tale

Key EPA official in talks with Dow on cleanup says she was forced to resign.

Petrochemical Newcomers

Refiner and pipeline companies plan large Gulf Coast chemical investments.

New Carbonyl Allylations

Reactions sidestep allyl-metal reagents, need for preliminary oxidation.

Alternative Energy

Europe looks to develop second-generation biofuels.

Food Versus Fuel Fight Heats Up

Two states, 24 senators seek to limit support programs.

Cellulose Breakdown

Genomic analysis of cellulose-degrading fungus boosts biofuel research.

EPA's Scientific Integrity

Former Bush Administration official calls for open chemical assessment process.

PetroChina Refinery Protest

Chinese citizens demonstrate against planned petrochemical complex near Chengdu.

ACS News

ACS Comment

Why relocating ACS National Meetings can become necessary.

Constitution & Bylaws

Overseeing the rules and regulations for how ACS conducts business.

ACS, SCI To Address Global Issues


Working At The Hospital

Challenging and rewarding careers in chemistry await at research hospitals and medical centers.

Chemistry On Demand

Some traditional chemistry departments are providing research for medical centers. Web Exclusive

The Departments




» Business

May 12, 2008

No Sugarcoating For Insulin Failures

Major drug companies have a medical flop with inhaled insulin, but one biopharmaceutical firm keeps trying.

Made In Wisconsin

Sigma-Aldrich adds organometallics production, purification at U.S. site.

ExxonMobil Chemical Sticks To The Script

To keep prospering in the cyclical petrochemical industry, the giant invests both in good years and bad.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

May 12, 2008

Imperiled Nation

'Gathering Storm' convocation laments lack of improvement in science and technology funding and education.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

May 12, 2008

Analytical Chemistry Comes To The Fore

Testing is critical for preventing and detecting contamination of drugs, food.

Heparin Undone

A consortium of scientists raced against the clock to identify the cause of adverse reactions.

Anatomy Of A Pet Food Catastrophe

Investigators deployed an array of analytical tools while probing a wave of pet deaths in 2007.

Agency Depends On In-House Forensic And Toxicological Expertise

FDA scientific units have compiled evidence needed for several high-profile cases.Web Exclusive

Sweet Success

ACS Meeting News: Innovations in agricultural and processing practices extend the range of products derived from the sugar industry.

Guiding Migration

Radical chemistry could help birds use Earth's magnetic field as a compass.

Nerve Agents Hit Cannabinoid System

Sarin homolog inhibits enzymes in endocannabinoid system.

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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