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"It's mind-boggling that we don't fully understand the surface of water."
PAVEL JUNGWIRTH, THEORETICAL CHEMIST, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUEp. 35

July 12, 2010

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Cover Story

Boom For Electronic

Driven by consumer demand for high-tech gadgets, good times hit the electronics industry and its materials suppliers. (pp. 11-19)

ACS News

Salaries Of Chemists Fall

Unemployment reaches new heights in 2009 as recession hits profession hard. (pp. 37-41)

Meetings

Pacifichem 2010 In Honolulu

Preliminary program for meeting on Dec. 15–20. (pp. 42-56)

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Cover Story

Chemistry Matters To Chip Makers Smooth Success

Electronic Materials p. 11

Buoyed by the proliferation of high-tech gadgets, the electronics industry rebounds from last year's deep downturn.

Chemistry Matters To Chip Makers pp. 12-15

As advanced electronic components become complex, materials suppliers find new opportunities.

Smooth Success pp. 16-18

Chemical mechanical planarization is becoming indispensable in chip-making.

E-Readers In Color p. 19

Developers of display technology try to break out of black and white.

News Of The Week

Merck Reveals Site Cutbacks Rising Cleantech Air Pollution Action A Boron Cluster‑Go-Round

Merck Reveals Site Cutbacks p. 5

Downsizing: Drugmaker details sweeping closures that follow its purchase of Schering-Plough.

Rising Cleantech p. 6

Start-Ups: First half brought record funding for clean-technology firms.

Restoring Neuron Formation p. 6

Neuroscience: In rodents, aminopropylcarbazole also helps neurons survive.

Finally, A Full Safety Panel p. 7

Accidents: Senate confirms chair, member of chemical safety board as BP spill investigation begins.

Ag Majors Form Development Pacts p. 7

Crop Protection: BASF and Monsanto, Sumitomo and Nufarm link for new seeds and herbicides.

Air Pollution Action p. 8

Emissions: EPA targets smog, particulate matter and agrees to review hazardous pollution limits.

Pharma Outsourcing p. 8

Aptuit will buy GlaxoSmithKline's Italian R&D labs.

Sizing The Proton p. 9

Fundamentals: Latest data reveal proton is smaller than believed.

A Boron Cluster‑Go-Round p. 9

Chemical Bonding: Fluxional behavior in B19 cluster suggests rotating concentric rings.

Business

Membrane Movers pp. 22-23 (Member Content)

Water treatment businesses adapt their portfolios to meet new regulations and reduce costs.

Great Genome Expectations p. 24 (Member Content)

Insights: A decade after decoding the genome, scientists are still learning how to read the molecular map.

Business Concentrates pp. 19-20 (Member Content)

Employment

Empowered Entrepreneurs pp. 57-60

Downsized out of big companies, scientists are creating satisfying job opportunities in their own firms.

Enterprising Entrepreneurs: Transforming A Passion Into A Business pp. 58-59

This Week Online

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

Reel Science

Documentary "Naturally Obsessed" explores the ups and downs of grad school and what motivates scientists to do science. » read more...

Government & Policy

Dioxin Science Wars pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

EPA draft report on dioxin's health risks draws fire.

Congress Mulls Fee-Setting Bill pp. 28-29 (Member Content)

Legislation would help patent office reduce huge backlog of patent applications.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 25 (Member Content)

ACS News

Salaries Of Chemists Fall pp. 37-41

Unemployment reaches new heights in 2009 as recession hits profession hard.

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Science & Technology

Assessing Aerosols In The Air pp. 32-34 (Member Content)

Researchers delve into the unknowns of airborne particulates that affect health and climate.

Storm In A Teacup pp. 35-36 (Member Content)

Water's surface is different from the bulk solution, but how remains a tangled question.

Science & Technology Concentrates p. 31 (Member Content)

Meetings

Pacifichem 2010 In Honolulu

Preliminary program for meeting on Dec. 15–20. (pp. 42-56)

2010–11 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 2010 through June 2011.

Editor's Page

Chemists' Salaries p. 3

The Departments

Letters p. 4

Chemical Safety: Dangers Of Diglyme

Newscripts p. 64

Animal Magnetism In A Bottle, Predicting Cellulite

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