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Federal Budget 2011
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"When you tell people you're a chemistry major, they give you a stare like you must really enjoy pain."
SARAH SIMMLER, MIDSHIPMAN 1ST CLASS, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMYp. 49

February 15, 2010

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Highlights

Cover Story

Federal Budget 2011

President Obama shows continued support for basic R&D. (pp. 16-27)

Business

Planning A Comeback (Member Content)

Chemical firms slate a 9.4% hike in capital spending and a step-up in R&D spending of 2.1%. (pp. 30-33)

Meetings

Pittcon 2010 In Orlando (Member Content)

This year's Pittcon aims to be the most comprehensive conference and exposition on laboratory science. (pp. 54-56)

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News Of The Week

Air Products Wants Airgas Very Cool Chemistry Precise Route To Polypropylenes After The Smoke Clears

Air Products Wants Airgas p. 11

Industrial Gases: Firm's $7 billion takeover bid turns hostile.

NSF Director To Step Down p. 12

Personnel: Ardent Bement reveals plans to join Purdue University.

Very Cool Chemistry p. 12

Fundamentals: Reactions at nano-Kelvin temperatures illustrate the role of quantum mechanics in reactivity.

Precise Route To Polypropylenes p. 13

Polymer Chemistry: Novel chain-transfer process expands range of possible materials.

Providing Climate Information p. 13

Commerce Department proposes a climate agency akin to the National Weather Service.

After The Smoke Clears p. 14

Indoor Chemistry: Tobacco residues react with chemicals in air to form dangerous products.

Failed Malaria Drugs p. 14

Substandard medicines appear to be widespread in Africa, testing finds.

Business

Planning A Comeback pp. 30-32 (Member Content)

Chemical firms slate a 9.4% hike in capital spending and a step-up in R&D spending of 2.1%.

Cleantech Firms Grow Up pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

Three new CEOs aim to push their start-ups out of the nest and into commercialization.

Global Specialties Firm Rises In India pp. 36-37 (Member Content)

With international acquisitions, Mumbai's Dorf Ketal leaps ahead.

Business Concentrates p. 28 (Member Content)

Awards

2010 ACS National Award Winners pp. 59-63 (Member Content)

Government & Policy

Closing The Gap pp. 40-41 (Member Content)

Chemical safety board aims to increase funding and conduct more accident investigations.

FDA Budget Swells p. 42 (Member Content)

Agency gets 23% boost for fiscal 2011, but budget relies heavily on user fees.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 38 (Member Content)

Books

A Big Picture Look At The Small Scale

A Big Picture Look At The Small Scale pp. 52-53

Book's lush illustrations, engaging text bring micro- and nanoscale science to a broad audience.

ACS News

Council Preview pp. 57-58 (Member Content)

Votes on petitions, election of candidates on agenda for ACS meeting in San Francisco.

Societies Team Up To Boost Diversity p. 58 (Member Content)

Francisco Speaks At Tuskegee's Carver Convocation p. 58 (Member Content)

March 1 Deadline For Scholarship p. 58 (Member Content)

This Week Online

Reel Science

A father goes through "Extraordinary Measures" to save his kids from a rare disease.
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Science & Technology

Slaying Cancer At Its Roots pp. 46-47 (Member Content)

Revival of classic hypothesis opens auspicious avenues to treatments.

Cancer Connections Everywhere Web Exclusive

Researchers worldwide are studying the many links between cancer and metabolism.

Science & Technology Concentrates p. 45 (Member Content)

  • Heavy Element Gets Weighed
  • Ion-trap mass spec technique allows direct weighing of nobelium isotopes, a first for a transuranium element
  • Long Oligofurans
  • Oligofurans were once too short, but now with as many as nine rings, they are back in vogue as electronic materials
  • Greener Methylations
  • Dimethyl carbonate is a top methylating reagent for a high-yield, supercritical CO2 synthesis of methyl ethers
  • Carbenes Made Easy
  • New route to versatile azavinyl reactive species eschews unstable reagents
  • Electronic Switch Crafted From DNA
  • Potassium ions control contraction and expansion of a designed double helix, turning current on and off

Education

Naval Chemistry

Naval Chemistry pp. 49-50

U.S. Naval Academy chemistry majors are a different breed.

Meetings

Pittcon 2010 In Orlando pp. 54-56 (Member Content)

This year's Pittcon aims to be the most comprehensive conference and exposition on laboratory science.

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

Funding R&D p. 3

This week's cover story is an in-depth examination of President Barack Obama's proposed 2011 R&D budget.

People

Obituaries p. 66 (Member Content)

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-9 & Web Exclusive

Newscripts p. 72

Painfully Punny Abstracts

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