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"Very few people know this problem; that means that not many great minds have had a chance to find solutions."

August 17, 2009

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Cover Story

Stimulus For Instruments

Scientific instrument makers hope that big bucks in government stimulus R&D spending mean big profits for them. (pp. 13-16)

Government & Policy

Drilling Chemicals (Member Content)

Congress, natural gas producers clash over tainted-water claims. (pp. 28-29)

Science & Technology

Trouble In The Tundra

Features formed by melting permafrost provide clues to a changing Arctic landscape and climate. (pp. 39-43)

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News Of The Week

Flexible Fluorination Deal Fever Strikes Japan Broad-Spectrum Photosensor

Flexible Fluorination p. 7

Pd-catalyzed reaction adds fluorine to a wide variety of substrates.

Tokuyama Doubles Output p. 8

Expansion takes place amid softening demand.

Bacteria Interfere With Painkillers p. 8

Gut microbes manipulate acetaminophen metabolism.

Deal Fever Strikes Japan p. 9

Union of Mitsubishi Chemical and Mitsubishi Rayon could benefit both.

Monsanto's Phosphate Operation p. 9

Life sciences company will process phosphorus for Roundup herbicide from a new mine in Idaho.

Emissions Swaps p. 10

North American leaders envision regional trading system for greenhouse gases.

Broad-Spectrum Photosensor p. 10

Polymer plus fullerene yields photodetector that covers ultraviolet to near infrared.


Demand Stabilizes In Second Quarter pp. 19-21 (Member Content)

As destocking ends, chemical firms look for signs of growth.

Pharma Continues To Flounder pp. 22-25 (Member Content)

U.S. companies have lackluster results in the second quarter, but flu treatments could help european firms.

Mining The Sea Of Plastic Web Exclusive

Scientists sail off to study plastic trash in the Pacific and ways of recovering it.

Business Concentrates pp. 17-18 (Member Content)

  • Elan Sues Biogen Idec In Spat Over J&J Deal
  • Elan and Biogen Idec are fighting about whether a company can trade away half a partnership...
  • DuPont Rejiggers Business Operations
  • Preparing DuPont to come out of the recession as a more agile competitor...
  • Iofina Acquires Iodine Firm H&S
  • Iofina has acquired the iodine derivatives producer H&S Chemical for $8.5 million in cash and stock...
  • ISP Forms Skin test Alliance
  • International Specialty Products has formed an alliance with Cellworks Group to use the latter’s computer-enabled...
  • BP And Martek Join For Algae Biofuel
  • BP has signed a development agreement with Martek Biosciences to use algae to produce biodiesel from sugar...
  • Sigma-Aldrich Buys ChemNavigator
  • Sigma-Aldrich has acquired ChemNavigator, a cheminformatics company that provides discovery research software for the design, selection, and procurement of chemical compound libraries...
  • EU Probes Chinese Chemical Exporters
  • Responding to a complaint from the European Chemical Industry Council, the European Commission (EC) has opened an investigation into allegations that Chinese makers of the industrial cleaning agent sodium gluconate are selling their product at below-market prices in the European Union...
  • Lanxess Scores With Novel Tire Additive
  • Lanxess has won the first major application for its Nanoprene nanoscale pre-cross-linked rubber particles...
  • Clinton Foundation Lowers HIV Drug Prices
  • The William J. Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative has scored two deals that will help bring better and cheaper HIV and tuberculosis drugs to patients in developing countries...
  • Millipore Acquires England-Based BioAnaLab
  • Millipore has acquired BioAnaLab, an En­gland-based developer of assay, validation, and other services for biopharmaceutical firms...
  • EMD Serono Links With M.D. Anderson
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has inked another deal with a big drug company geared at bringing drugs out of the lab and to patients more efficiently...
  • GSK Strikes Deals With Vernalis, Nabi
  • GlaxoSmithKline will collaborate with Vernalis to develop drugs that act against an undisclosed oncology target...
  • Business Roundup
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Saint-Gobain, Cray Valley, Lanxess, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Novartis, Inovio Biomedical, Nycomed...

ACS News

London Bridge p. 50 (Member Content)

GCI Wants Pharmaceutical Grant Proposals p. 50 (Member Content)

Government & Policy

Drilling Chemicals pp. 28-29 (Member Content)

Congress, natural gas producers clash over tainted-water claims.

Electricity From Hot Rocks pp. 30-33 (Member Content)

The enormous potential of untapped natural and engineered geothermal energy sources.

Anthrax Probe Under Scrutiny pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

National Research Council review of the science used in the FBI's Amerithrax investigation is under way.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 27 (Member Content)

Reel Science

Love and Asperger's

Reel Science reviews "Adam," a love story hampered by high-functioning autism.

Science & Technology

Trouble In The Tundra pp. 39-43

Features formed by melting permafrost provide clues to a changing Arctic landscape and climate.

Kindling For Climate Change Web Exclusive

Toolik scientists study the long-term impact of a raging fire in the Arctic.

Depicting Matter pp. 44-46 (Member Content)

Existing representations of chemistry in action cannot match the chemist's imagination.

Insights: Communication Dot Com p. 47 (Member Content)

The internet is an important hub for discussing chemistry—don't dismiss it.

New Products p. 49 (Member Content)

New and notable in the chemical industry.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 37-38 (Member Content)

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-6 (Member Content)

Obituaries p. 51 (Member Content)

Newscripts p. 56

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