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Sustainable Fluorochemicals
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"Scientists live or die by the funding they get."
JULIE ROBINSON, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION PROGRAM SCIENTIST, NASAp. 32

February 1, 2010

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Highlights

Cover Story

Fluorochemicals Go Short

Shorter perfluoroalkyl chain lengths improve environmental profile of versatile stain-, grease-, and water-repelling chemicals. (pp. 12-17)

Government & Policy

School Labs Go Under Microscope

Laboratory accidents in academia to be investigated by chemical safety board. (pp. 25-26)

Science & Technology

Science In Orbit (Member Content)

The future of research on the International Space Station is up in the air. (pp. 32-33)

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News Of The Week

Fluorinase Success Obama Takes On The Economy Tungsten Breaks Tough Bond Medication On Demand One-Pot Biodiesel

Fluorinase Success p. 7

Biosynthesis: In a chemical first, an engineered microbe yields a bioactive fluorinated compound.

Obama Takes On The Economy p. 8

Policy: State of the Union address focuses on jobs, innovation to further recovery.

DuPont Plant Investigation p. 8

Fatal Accident: Safety board begins probe of phosgene leak.

Stronger Demand In Fourth Quarter p. 9

Earnings: Chemical firms say sales volumes in most segments are rebounding.

Medical Isotopes p. 9

DOE provides grants to relieve shortage of critical diagnostics aid.

Tungsten Breaks Tough Bond p. 10

Organometallics: Rare carbon-carbon bond scission could lead to new route for functionalizing aromatics.

Medication On Demand p. 10

Drug Delivery: Electric field spurs nanoscale device to release cargo.

One-Pot Biodiesel p. 11

Synthetic Biology: Bacteria make biodiesel directly from glucose and hemicellulose.

Braskem To Buy Domestic Rival p. 11

Latin America: Acquisition of Quattor will make Braskem the king of commodity plastics in the Americas.

Business

The Other Solar pp. 20-22 (Member Content)

Chemical makers see a new alternative-energy market in concentrating solar power.

Limited Cap-And-Trade Program p. 23 (Member Content)

Mandatory carbon dioxide trading system for power producers thrives in 10 northeastern states.

Business Concentrates pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

  • Clariant To Cut 500 Jobs
  • Swiss specialty chemical firm Clariant plans to cut an additional 500 jobs during the first half of this year...
  • Chemtura To Shutter Some Arkansas Assets
  • Chemtura is restructuring operations at its El Dorado, Ark., facility that makes bromine and its derivatives...
  • Bunge Sells Out To Brazil’s Vale
  • White Plains, N.Y.-based agricultural giant Bunge is selling its Brazilian fertilizer manufacturing assets to Brazilian mining group Vale for $3.8 billion...
  • Government Waste Fuels Truck
  • Danish enzyme maker Novozymes demonstrated vehicles powered by ethanol derived from government waste paper at the Washington Auto Show...
  • Fujifilm, IBM Craft Data Storage Tape
  • Fujifilm and IBM have developed a high-density data storage tape cartridge capable of holding 35 terabytes of data...
  • EnerDel To Build Indiana Battery Plant
  • Lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel says it will invest $237 million in a new plant near its Indianapolis headquarters...
  • Lanxess Builds Membrane Plant
  • Lanxess is building a $40 million water filtration membrane production facility in Bitterfeld, Germany...
  • Partners Improve Fire-Fighting Suits
  • Fiber producer Teijin and materials maker Hosokawa Micron have created a new para-aramid-based fabric for use in fire-fighting suits...
  • AstraZeneca To Consolidate R&D
  • AstraZeneca plans to cut 8,000 jobs across the firm by 2014...
  • Investors Revive deCode Genetics
  • A consortium of investors have revived Icelandic biotech firm deCode Genetics as a private company with fresh financing...
  • Ipsen, Inspiration Join on Hemophilia Drugs
  • France’s Ipsen and California-based Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals have formed a partnership for recombinant-protein-based hemophilia drugs...
  • Pfizer Inks Informatics Deals
  • Pfizer has inked a licensing agreement with Tripos under which it will use the software firm’s Discovery 360 drug discovery informatics platform...
  • Vasella Steps Down, Jimenez Up At Novartis
  • Daniel Vasella, 56, Novartis’ CEO, has stepped down after 14 years. Joe Jimenez, 50, head of Novartis’ pharmaceuticals division...
  • Business Roundup
  • Air Liquide, The Securities & Exchange Commission, Nalco, Perstorp, Merck & Co. and Envoy Therapeutics, Momentive Performance Materials, The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, PMC Biogenix...

Awards

2010 ACS National Award Winners pp. 39-42 (Member Content)

Government & Policy

School Labs Go Under Microscope pp. 25-26

Laboratory accidents in academia to be investigated by chemical safety board.

Rail Reform Effort Gains Momentum pp. 27-28 (Member Content)

Chemical shippers want Congress to tighten oversight of freight rates.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 24 (Member Content)

ACS News

ACS Introduces New Policy Statement pp. 34-36 (Member Content)

Society calls for more research and education on endocrine disruption.

Policy Points: Current ACS Position Statements pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

ACS Committees Seek Member Input On Policy Statements Web Exclusive

ACS Board Elects Chair, Executive Committee Members pp. 36-38 (Member Content)

Vacancies filled and leaders elected at December meeting of society's top governance body.

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Science & Technology

Science In Orbit pp. 32-33 (Member Content)

The future of research on the International Space Station is up in the air.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 30-31 (Member Content)

Meetings

21st Biennial Conference On Chemical Education p. 43 (Member Content)

 

Northeast Regional Meeting Call For Papers p. 43 (Member Content)

 

2010 C&EN Calendar Web Exclusive

C&EN's latest list of meetings and events of interest to those in the chemical community is for January through December.

Editor's Page

Science And Public Policy p. 3

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-6

Newscripts p. 48

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