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Volume 86, Number 28: July 14, 2008

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Electronic Chemicals

New materials from chemical companies are helping the electronics industry advance solar power, semiconductors, and lighting.

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News of the Week

Dow Bids $19 Billion For Rohm And Haas

Dows latest move would create the world's largest specialties and advanced materials company.

G-8 Endorses Emissions Cuts

Declaration marks turning point for President Bush.

Questioning NF3

Scientists seek measurements of electronic chemical in atmosphere.

Hydrochlorination Reformation

Transition-metal catalysis lets more substrates take part in a textbook reaction.

Cal Dooley Selected To Lead ACC

Former congressman will become president of chemical industry group.

Fire And Ice

Abandoned, cracked pipe led to $50 million Valero refinery fire.

Marine Methane Mystery Explained

Aerobic pathway may account for high levels of methane in surface waters.

Catalyst In A Bottle Works Better

Trapping metal particles inside nanotubes alters physical and chemical properties.

Generic Drugs

Germany's Fresenius will acquire heparin leader APP Pharmaceuticals.


Academic Salaries

Faculty salary gains continue to lag behind bigger increases for administrators, football coaches.


Dealing With Disaster

Case histories provide clues for avoiding, or at least alleviating, catastrophe.

ACS News

Pfizer's Penicillin Landmark

Soon-to-be-shuttered Brooklyn facility mass-produced the antibiotic for Allied forces

Chemical Safety

Encouraging safe practices is this group's top priority.


Tips for Overseas Assignments

Working abroad requires preparation, support, and flexibility.

The Departments



» Business

July 14, 2008

Skittish Times

Executives at Chemspec Europe reported a boost in demand for agricultural chemicals but worry about rising costs.

German Chemicals Buck Downturn

First half of year went well, although growth slowed.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

July 14, 2008

Climate Conflicts

Congress faces great pressure, sparse unity as it gears up for next year's climate-change battle.

Nuclear Weapons

Long disparaged as a dangerous and impossible dream, the goal of nuclear disarmament has attracted some heavy-weight support of late.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

July 14, 2008

Rebuilding Teeth

Next-generation treatments may reduce the need for dental fillings.

Digital Briefs

New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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