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"Disclosing the end product of a process is not the same thing as disclosing the process to make that end product."

June 14, 2010

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Cover Story

Failure On Many Fronts

The BP oil spill shows the U.S.'s inability to plan for, control, and clean up an environmental disaster due to deep-sea drilling. (pp. 15-24)

Science & Technology

Speeding Up Separationsl(Member Content)

Ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography improves separations and cuts run times by as much as 90%. (pp. 40-44)


Promoting Diversity Through Conversation

Foreign-born chemists have rich life histories to share, they're just waiting for someone to ask. (pp. 49-52)

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News Of The Week

Nature Publishing May Face Boycott Nanoreduction Of Graphene Oxide Catalyst Goes Viral Strike At University of Puerto Rico Impacts Research

New Personnel At Science Foundation p. 9

Appointments: MIT's Subra Suresh nominated to lead agency; new Chemistry Division head named.

Court Convicts Bhopal Managers p. 10

Gas Tragedy: Judge in India rules that former Carbide officials were criminally negligent.

Nature Publishing May Face Boycott p. 10

Publishing: University of California libraries decry journal price hikes.

Iodine Catalysis Goes Green p. 11

Synthetic Chemistry: Oxidative cyclization route to chiral drug scaffolds is metal-free.

Fast Track p. 11

Patent applicants could request expedited reviews for an additional fee.

Suits Target Bayer Schering p. 12

Court Case: Claimants say 1970s-era pregnancy test drug caused birth defects.

Nanoreduction Of Graphene Oxide p. 12

Materials: Scanning probe method patterns insulator with conducting features.

Catalyst Goes Viral p. 13

Nanotechnology: Material grown on a virus template performs better than catalysts grown conventionally.

Strike At University of Puerto Rico Impacts Research p. 13

Academe: Despite disruptions, chemistry faculty and students continue working.


FDA Struggles To Keep Up In India pp. 28-31 (Member Content)

Facility inspections are declining in the country that supplies the most generic drugs to the U.S.

Going Beyond Silica p. 32 (Member Content)

W.R. Grace leverages its materials expertise to expand into the instrumentation market.

Familiar Product, Different Use p. 34 (Member Content)

Firms are hoping new environmental regulations will spark greater sodium bicarbonate demand.

Business Concentrates pp. 25-26 (Member Content)

  • Pemex Sues BASF Over Stolen Feedstock
  • Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas company, is suing BASF in a Houston federal court...
  • DuPont Scientist Admits Secrets Theft
  • Former DuPont research chemist and conductive polymer expert Hong Meng has pleaded guilty to one count of trade secret theft...
  • European Chemicals To Grow In 2010
  • CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, forecasts that output in the European chemical industry will grow by 9.5% in 2010 and 2.0% in 2011...
  • BASF Polymer For Lighter Furniture
  • BASF scientists have designed a foamed styrenic polymer to reduce the weight of wood-based furniture chipboard by about one-third...
  • Bayer To Turn CO2 Into Polyurethanes
  • Bayer has teamed up with German electricity firm RWE Power and RWTH Aachen University to make polyether polycarbonate polyols from carbon dioxide...
  • Wacker Acquires Silicon Plant
  • Wacker is purchasing a 50,000-metric-ton-per-year silicon metal plant in Holla, Norway, from materials maker Fesil Group for about $80 million...
  • Novolyte To Expand Aryl Phosphines
  • Novolyte Technologies is adding new facilities for the production of aryl phosphines at its Baton Rouge, La., plant...
  • Solvay Soda Ash Deal Scuttled
  • A deal Belgium-based Solvay thought it had sealed in September (C&EN, Sept. 14, 2009, page 18) to buy a majority stake in a Berezniki, Russia, soda ash plant...
  • Linde Builds Hydrogen Stations
  • Linde North America is building two hydrogen fueling stations in the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District in northern California...
  • Plasma Deal To Join Grifols And Talecris
  • Grifols, a Spanish producer of plasma protein therapies, has agreed to acquire U.S.-based Talecris for about $3.4 billion...
  • Forest, TransTech In Diabetes Drug Pact
  • Forest Laboratories will pay $50 million for access to TransTech Pharma’s gluco­kinase activator compounds...
  • Genzyme, Icahn Call Off Proxy Fight
  • Genzyme and activist investor Carl Icahn have agreed to settle their proxy contest...
  • Sanofi Signs On Two New Partners
  • Sanofi-Aventis will work with Ascenta Therapeutics to develop orally active small-molecule drug candidates that block a protein-protein interaction...
  • Business Roundup
  • La Seda de Barcelona, Air Products & Chemicals, Virent Energy Systems, Albemarle, Evonik Industries, Myriad Pharmaceuticals, RXi Pharmaceuticals and Philips Electronics...


Promoting Diversity Through Conversation pp. 49-52

Fledgling firms offer rewards that sometimes outweigh the risks of conducting high-stakes research on a fast track.

Foreign-Born Chemists Must Speak Up To Break Through The Glass Ceiling p. 52

This Week Online

Reel Science

Reel Science sifts through the schlock to review a film depicting genetic engineering gone terribly wrong.
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Government & Policy

Revealing Identities pp. 36-37 (Member Content)

EPA aims to disclose now-redacted chemical names in industry-supplied health, safety studies.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 35 (Member Content)

  • CSB Urged To Examine BP Spill
  • Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) want the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board to investigate the BP oil spill...
  • Modified Soybeans Approved
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the green light to Pioneer Hi-Bred’s Plenish—genetically modified soybeans...
  • DOE Forms First Nuclear R&D ‘Hub’
  • A nuclear energy research center or “hub,” the first of what could become many research hubs, was recently announced by the Department of Energy...
  • Hazardous Waste Deregulation Nixed
  • EPA has repealed an industry-sought deregulation that allowed certain hazardous wastes to be burned as fuel in industrial boilers...
  • EPA Tightens Limits On SO2 Emissions
  • EPA has set a new health standard that further limits emissions of sulfur dioxide, a pollutant known to trigger asthma attacks and cause other respiratory problems...



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Science & Technology

Speeding Up Separations pp. 40-44 (Member Content)

Ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography improves separations and cuts run times by as much as 90%.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 38-39 (Member Content)


Targeting Fraud pp. 45-46

Case studies provide the framework for examining the ultimate sin in 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 June through December.

Editor's Page

Tapping A Beast p. 3

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-6

Newscripts p. 56

Mommy Bloggers Take Aim At New Diapers

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