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Volume 86, Number 43: October 27, 2008

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Sensitizing NMR

Dynamic nuclear polarization opens up new ways to illuminate biochemical processes.

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News of the Week

Choosing Metals

The cellular location in which an enzyme folds helps it select the right metal catalyst.

More Solar Silicon

Despite energy slump and credit crisis, Wacker expands.

Bisphenol A Restrictions

Canada will ban baby bottles containing BPA, regulate the substance in can liners and wastewater.

Polymer Pulls Ion Pairs from Water

Bifunctional material could have medical and environmental applications.

Pfizer, UCB Joint Venture

Cyclofluidic, a microfluidics firm, will start up with help from the U.K. government.

CO2 Emissions And Imperiled Species

Agencies nix use of Endangered Species Act to regulate coal-fired power plants.

Platinum Oxo Complex Isolated

Compound is stable without electron-withdrawing ligands.

ACS News

ACS Comment

NCW, chemists celebrate Earth Day, and the importance of outreach.

Official Reports from the Philadelphia Meeting

The Departments



» Business

October 27, 2008

Invigorating R&D

Corning avoided financial disaster thanks in part to its 100-year-old R&D organization.

Having The Mettle For Sodium Markets

Métaux Spéciaux and DuPont compete head-to-head in sodium metal.

Picking Up The Pieces

Aesica is the first pharmaceutical chemical company created solely from plants divested by big pharma.

Business Concentrates

» Government & Policy

October 27, 2008

Limiting Damages

Industry fights to curb large punitive awards.

Methyl Iodide Saga Continues

EPA gives green light to soil fumigant, but California is still assessing risks.

Chemical Boot Camp

Program educates homeland security employees through tours of chemical facilities.

Government & Policy Concentrates

» Science & Technology

October 27, 2008

The Art of Science

Chemical Heritage Foundation takes a new approach to science museums.

Traveling Exhibit

'Molecules That Matter' explores the history and societal impact of 10 compounds.

Opening Doors In China

Trailblazing program devised by William von Eggers Doering opened the West to Chinese chemists.

What's That Stuff? Plasma Globes

Inert gases and electricity combine to generate colored streamers of light. With Photo Gallery

Insights: A Coming-Of-Age Controversy

Habilitation, Germany's post-Ph.D. milestone, stays the course.

Inside Instrumentation

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.

Science & Technology Concentrates

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