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"Not only do we need new technologies, but we also need to couple those technologies to industries so that the technologies get deployed."
STEVEN E. KOONIN, UNDERSECRETARY OF SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYp. 17

July 5, 2010

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Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry

The fortunes of the chemical industry continued to decline in 2009 while the recovery took its time. (pp. 33-67)

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Production | Trade
Government & Policy

Steven E. Koonin

Energy Department's Undersecretary of Science talks about laying the groundwork for a clean-energy revolution. (pp. 17-20)

Science & Technology

Fuel From The Sun

Cobalt water-oxidation catalysts benefit from federal initiatives to harness solar power to make fuel. (pp. 26-28)

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Cover Story

Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry Industry Slashes Thousands Of Jobs

Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry p. 33

The fortunes of the chemical industry continued to decline in 2009 while the recovery took its time.

Industry Adapts To Era Of Low Demand pp. 34-49

Chemical firms cut costs and lowered expectations during a rough year for finances.

Industry Slashes Thousands Of Jobs pp. 50-53

Employment shrank significantly in europe and the U.S. but held steady in Japan.

Output Declines In U.S., Europe pp. 54-62

The recession dragged down chemical production in most regions, but Taiwan and China showed strength.

Economic Downturn Hobbles Commerce pp. 64-67

Chemical trade among most regions dropped significantly in 2009 as overall demand plunged.

News Of The Week

2010 Green Chemistry Awards High Court Rules On Patent Case Crop Protection Acquisition Slowing Antibiotic Resistance

Pores Galore p. 5

Materials: Lengthening organic section of hybrid materials gives compounds with record-breaking properties.

Chemicals Star At Biotech Congress p. 6

Industrial Biotechnology: Firms tout progress toward cost-competitive renewable chemicals.

High Court Rules On Patent Case p. 6

Innovation: Justices reject a rigid test for evaluating patentability of method claims.

Carboxylation Made Simple p. 7

Green Chemistry: Method directly adds CO2 to aromatic C–H bonds.

Crop Protection Acquisition p. 7

Expansion: Makhteshim Agan will spend more than $1 billion to buy off-patent crop protection chemicals maker Albaugh.

Doubtful Future For Energy Bill p. 8

Politics: Senators meet with President, but show little interest in climate legislation.

Targeting Disease p. 8

Drug Discovery: Natural products may not be the best place to look for small molecules to treat human ailments.

Slowing Antibiotic Resistance p. 9

Health: FDA urges halt to nontherapeutic uses of antibiotics in livestock, poultry.

J&J Teams With Koch Institute p. 9

Alliance: Five-year pact will focus on cancer biology and diagnostics development.

Business

Losing Patent fights In India pp. 12-13 (Member Content)

Because of the country's strict definition of innovation, major drug firms struggle to win patent protection there.

All About Amines pp. 14-15 (Member Content)

Belgium’s Taminco expands by scooping up amine-related assets around the world.

Business Concentrates pp. 10-11 (Member Content)

Awards

People

Promotions p. 74 (Member Content)

Obituaries pp. 75-76 (Member Content)

Government & Policy

Steven E. Koonin pp. 17-20 (Member Content)

Energy Department's Undersecretary of Science talks about laying the groundwork for a clean-energy revolution.

Health Risks In The Gulf pp. 21-22 (Member Content)

Experts call for long-term monitoring, coordination to address human health effects of BP oil spill.

Improving Technology Transfer p. 23 (Member Content)

House subcommittee examines how government can help commercialize basic research.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 16 (Member Content)

ACS News

ACS Cements Ties With Chinese Chemical Society p. 69

ACS News: Agreement aims to increase collaboration between chemists in US and China.

U.S. Finalizes Chemistry Olympiad Team p. 69

Students will head to Tokyo to compete in international chemistry competition.

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Science & Technology

Fuel From The Sun pp. 26-28 (Member Content)

Cobalt water-oxidation catalysts benefit from federal initiatives to harness solar power to make fuel.

Amyloid's Functions Expand pp. 29-30 (Member Content)

Molecule that is linked to Alzheimer's might do more than just cause disease.

Big Graphene p. 31

New methods yield industrial-sized sheets of ultrathin carbon. With Videos

Chemical Aerobics p. 32 (Member Content)

Kilogram-scale O2 oxidations safely carried out in a flow reactor.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 24-25 (Member Content)

Meetings

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 July through December.

Editor's Page

Environmental SCENE p. 3

The Departments

Letters p. 4

Newscripts p. 80

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