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June 28, 2010

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Cover Story

Undergrad Lab Safety

Schools are testing programs to more effectively incorporate safety training into students' lab work. (pp. 14-20)


Platinum Drugs Take Their Toll

Small firms struggle to make their compounds the new standard in cancer therapy. (pp. 24-28)

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Cover Story

Expanding Safety Training

Expanding Safety Training pp. 14-20

Schools are exploring a variety of ways to augment laboratory safety instruction for undergraduate students.

Curriculum Resources: A Textbook For Safety p. 17

Personal Protection: Whither Lab Coats? pp. 18-19

News Of The Week

2010 Green Chemistry Awards Nanostructure Dynamics Battery Beginnings New Route To Amide Formation

2010 Green Chemistry Awards p. 9

Honors: Presidential challenge awards recognize innovations that promote sustainability.

2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Web Exclusive

Green Honors: Obama Administration recognizes superlative pollution-prevention technologies.

BASF Inks Bid For Cognis p. 10

Specialties: Latest acquisition will strengthen BASF's position in home and personal care.

EPA Supports Renewal Of Superfund Tax p. 10

Industry Cleanup: Agency urges Congress to pass legislation reinstating tax on chemicals and oil.

Nanostructure Dynamics p. 11

Imaging: time-resolved electron tomography provides 3-D views on ultrafast timescale.

Oil Rig Explosion Probe p. 11

Chemical safety board will investigate the causes of the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Mylotarg Must Go p. 12

Regulatory Action: The only antibody-drug conjugate on the market has efficacy and safety issues.

Battery Beginnings p. 12

Breaking Ground: Dow venture starts work on lithium-ion battery plant.

New Route To Amide Formation p. 13

Organic Synthesis: Unusual reaction has reactive species with reversed polarities.

Biovail To Buy Valeant p. 13

Complex stock deal valued at about $3.3 billion will create a new firm, Valeant Pharmaceuticals.


Platinum Drugs Take Their Toll pp. 24-28

Small firms struggle to make their compounds the new standard in cancer therapy.

Active Ingredients: Platinum Compounds Are Precious Business Web Exclusive

Collaboration Yielded A New Class Of Cancer Drugs Web Exclusive

Drug Discovery: Academic research institute, metals producer, and a pharmaceutical firm built new platinum compounds on the basis of a serendipitous discovery.

Pedagogy On Platinum Drugs Web Exclusive

Shifting To Services pp. 30-32 (Member Content)

Attendees at Chemspec Europe in Berlin see opportunities in process development and supply-chain management.

Business Concentrates pp. 22-23 (Member Content)



Obituaries pp. 48-49 (Member Content)

Government & Policy

Tobacco Turmoil pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

FDA takes first steps to identify hazards in tobacco products and smoke.

Chlorine Shippers Fear Rail Rate Hikes pp. 36-37 (Member Content)

Lobbyists dispute costs, benefits of technology to prevent crashes.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 33 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

Patent Reform: Tuning Up America's Innovation Engine p. 44 (Member Content)

ACS Scholars

Karen Martínez-Díaz p. 45

A sister and the ACS Scholars program cemented this chemical sleuth's career path.


Social Networking And C&EN

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Science & Technology

The Value Of CO2 pp. 40-41 (Member Content)

Where some see pollution, Andrew Bocarsly sees products.

Green For Eternity pp. 41-42

Start-up companies introduce two routes to stay environmentally friendly after you're dead and gone.

C&EN Talks With John W. Huffman p. 43 (Member Content)

Organic chemist invented a compound in 1995 that is now at the center of a controversy brewing over synthetic marijuana.

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


240th ACS National Meeting: Preliminary Program (pp. 51, 52-64, 69-88)

List of technical symposia and general meeting information for Boston, Aug. 22–26.

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

Addicted To Growth p. 3

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-6

Newscripts p. 96

Vodka: Analyzed, Filtered, And Poured

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