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Volume 86, Number 34: August 25, 2008

Cover Story

Heading To Market With MOFs

For Metal-Organic frameworks, lab-scale research is brisk as commercialization begins.

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News of the Week

FBI's Anthrax Analysis

Experts discuss experimental techniques used to identify suspect Ivins.

Simplified Probe Synthesis

Method yields reproducible multifunctional probes for cellular imaging.

Invista Sues Rhodia, DuPont

Firms are trying to steal adiponitrile technology, Invista claims.

ACS Meeting Draws Crowds

In Philadelphia, society celebrates anniversaries, announces new 'green' member benefit.

BASF Moves Closer To Shedding Its Styrenics Businesses

For now, firm to set styrenics apart as independent subsidiaries.

Nanogold Oxidizes Alone

Small gold clusters add oxygen to styrene without help from additives.

Polymer Shrinks And Swells

Exotic oscillating reaction moves matter.

Diatomic Silicon

Carbene-stabilized Si(0) compound could spark new wave of silicon chemistry.

FDA Calls BPA Safe

Agency's assessment of bisphenol A is hailed by industry, challenged by activists.

Special Delivery To Mitochondria

Chemical tweaks direct peptide tags to the cell's powerhouse.

Suspicious Death In China

Regulator's demise is latest scandal for country’s food inspection system.


Getting A Doctoral Degree

An overview of action and research programs concerning U.S. doctoral education.


Divisions Issue Calls for Papers

Calls for papers for the spring 2009 ACS national meeting (March 22–26) have been issued.

The Departments



» Business

August 25, 2008

Catalyzing Biodiesel

Chemical firms see a strong business selling sodium methylate to the biodiesel industry.

Merger Activity Keeping Up In '08

Billion-dollar chemical acquisitions continue, but the number of deals is down.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

August 25, 2008

Chemical Vessels Under Siege

Attacks on ships increase, raising concerns of chemical terrorism.

C&EN Talks With Carol Henry

Former executive pushes for collaboration and standard scientific practices to improve credibility of industry-funded research. With Audio

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

August 25, 2008

Finding Weapons

Forensic Science Center scientists tackle a number of chemical challenges.

FSC Provided Vital Link To Serial Killer

One investigation FSC worked on was the case of Los Angeles-area serial killer Efren Saldivar, a respiratory therapist known as the "Angel of Death."

Insights: Chemical Footnote

Due diligence by chemists is needed to prevent structural dysfunction.

Inside Instrumentation

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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