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"When the state cuts back your budget by 20%, and 64% of the budget is salaries, that makes it pretty hard."

August 24, 2009

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Cover Story

Coming Back To Nuclear Energy

A resurgence of interest in new power plants is driving discovery of advanced materials. (pp. 14-18)

Government & Policy

Reining In Brown Clouds (Member Content)

Cuts in regional, black-carbon-laden air pollution could quickly help curb global warming. (pp. 26-27)

Science & Technology

Faculty Furloughs (Member Content)

Public universities combat budget cuts by forcing employees to take unpaid time off. (pp. 34-35)

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News Of The Week

Certified Green p. 7

ACS Meeting News: A chemical industry standard could clarify the meaning of going green.

Fighting Back Against H1N1 p. 8

Producers advance vaccines, but not as fast as hoped.

New NIH Chief Sets Priorities p. 8

Francis Collins speaks broadly about global needs, future of funding.

Chemists Meet in Washington, D.C. p. 9

ACS Meeting News: Global security is the theme of well-attended meeting in the nation's capital.

Still Short On Medical Isotopes p. 9

Reactor outage in Canada persists.

Stretchy Insights p. 10

ACS Meeting News: Molecular force probe reveals how strain affects reactivity.

Cobalt Generates A Magnetic Polymer p. 10

ACS Meeting News: Organized nanostructure is crucial for the block copolymer's magnetic properties.

Chemical Deals Keeping Pace p. 11

Credit crunch hobbles big mergers, but firms continue to shop strategically.

Launching A New MS Drug p. 11

Novartis takes an unusual path to market its new drug to treat multiple sclerosis.

Room-Temperature Quantum Magnets p. 12

Colloidal semiconducting quantum dots become magnetized by light.

Inorganic Lighting Circuitry p. 12

New fabrication method paves the way to unconventional displays.


Standing The Heat pp. 21-22 (Member Content)

DSM is attempting what many have tried and failed to do: launch a new polymer.

C&EN Talks With Thomas J. Stanley p. 23 (Member Content)

The technology chief of SABIC Innovative Plastics says polymers still hold a lot of potential.

Business Concentrates pp. 19-20 (Member Content)

  • Hexion Cuts Jobs To Reduce Costs
  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals said last week that as a result of its program to improve efficiency and cut annual costs by $250 million, it is laying off 20% of its workforce...
  • Plextronics Wins More Financing
  • Plextronics, a Pittsburgh-based developer of organic semiconductor technologies for printed electronics, has raised another $14 million in venture capital...
  • Sasol May Shut Down Phosphoric Acid Plant
  • Fuels and chemicals maker Sasol is considering closing its phosphoric acid plant in Phalaborwa, South Africa...
  • Dow Chemical Teams On Art Conservation
  • Dow Chemical, the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles, and London’s Tate gallery will collaborate...
  • Bayer Acquires Crop Biotech Firm Athenix
  • Bayer CropScience will acquire Athenix, a privately held company that develops herbicide tolerance and insect control traits for corn, soybeans, and other crops...
  • Bayer CropScience Collaborates On Rice In China
  • Bayer CropScience and the China National Rice Research Institute have agreed to collaborate on rice trait development and breeding...
  • Bridge Organics Expands In Michigan
  • Bridge Organics, a contract chemistry research firm launched in 1997 by five former Pharmacia scientists, is expanding its Vicksburg, Mich., facility...
  • BASF, RWE, Linde Start CO2 Capture
  • Partners BASF, RWE Power, and Linde have started up a pilot plant for capturing carbon dioxide at RWE’s coal-fired power plant in Niederaussem, Germany...
  • FDA Clears Schering Antipsychotic Drug
  • FDA has approved Schering-Plough’s antipsychotic drug, Saphris, for acute treatment of schizophrenia in adults and for episodes associated with severe bipolar-1 disorder...
  • Crucell Gets NIH Influenza Contract
  • Crucell has received a $41 million contract from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases to develop monoclonal antibodies...
  • Neglected Disease Consortium Formed
  • A team of scientists from industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector are collaborating to find new treatments for African sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis...
  • Business Roundup
  • Novomer, LyondellBasell Industries, Univation Technologies, W.R. Grace, Cires, InnoCentive, PerkinElmer, IBM and California Institute of Technology, Transcept Pharmaceuticals...


On The Road To Core Standards pp. 37-38

A drive is under way in the U.S. to develop common education standards in math and English; science could be next


36th ACS Northeast Regional Meeting pp. 41-42

The ACS Connecticut Valley Section will host the 36th Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM) from Wednesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 10, in Hartford, Conn.

Divisions Issue Calls For Papers pp. 43-48

Calls for papers for the Spring 2010 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco have been issued.

Government & Policy

Reining In Brown Clouds pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

Cuts in regional, black-carbon-laden air pollution could quickly help curb global warming.

Human Rights And Science pp. 28-29 (Member Content)

Coalition mobilizes scientific societies to fight abuse and to use science to tackle related problems.

Insights: Targeting Gender Equity In Science p. 31 (Member Content)

Pressure is mounting to use Title IX to increase the number of women in science, engineering.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 25 (Member Content)

  • Chemical Weapons Lawsuit Dismissed

  • A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop the Army’s plan to destroy chemical weapons at four sites around the country...
  • FDA Reorganization
  • FDA has reorganized four deputy-level offices within its Office of the Commissioner...
  • Styrene Avoids Injurious Label
  • A California Superior Court judge in Sacramento has tentatively ruled that state environmental officials may not add styrene to the state’s list of chemicals that threaten human health...
  • Better Consumer Product Data Sought
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission is not getting the information it needs to identify potentially unsafe imported products, according to a Government Accountability Office report...
  • EPA Urged To Provide More Superfund Data
  • EPA needs to provide more data for Congress to make funding decisions about the Superfund program for cleaning up hazardous waste sites...


ACS 2010 National Award Winners pp. 39-40 (Member Content)

Nominations Sought For Astellas Grants p. 40 (Member Content)

Richards Medal Jury Seeks Nominations pp. 40-41 (Member Content)

COMP Presents Nine Awards p. 41 (Member Content)

Mark Barteau Wins Catalysis Award p. 41 (Member Content)

Science & Technology

Faculty Furloughs pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

Public universities combat budget cuts by forcing employees to take unpaid time off.

What's That Stuff? Sports Drinks p. 36

Balanced mixture of sugar, salt, and other additives keeps athletes going strong.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 32-33

This week's selections are from the ACS national meeting, which took place on Aug. 16–20 in Washington, D.C.

Worm Inspires Medical Adhesive

Synthetic mimic of worm's glue can bond wet materials and could be used to fix broken bones.

Glycine Found In Comet

Discovery suggests molecules necessary to create life may be widespread throughout the universe.

Polymers May Chemically Degrade In The Ocean

Lab studies show polystyrene releases styrene monomers at temperatures similar to those at the ocean surface.

Calixarene-Modified Nanoparticles

Bulky chelating agents stabilize catalyst particles without covering active sites.

Profiling The Scent Of Death

Solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry captures chemical profiles of decomposition.

Nanocrystals By The Kilogram

Low-cost method yields bulk quantities of uniform magnetite crystals.

Easy-Wash Polymers

Thin coatings keep oil off of metal, and banish fog from glass.

DNA Catalyst Cuts DNA Sequence-Specifically

Strategy could allow chemists to cut a far broader range of DNA sequences than currently possible with restriction enzymes.

Editor's Page

Scenes From The ACS Meeting p. 3

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-6, Web Exclusive

Newscripts p. 56

Breaths Of Chocolate, No Sweat Research

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