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"We have to make sure that, whatever type of research is done, people have adequate protocols."
Matthew Clark, Director of University Programs, Department of Homeland Securityp. 34

August 23, 2010

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Cover Story

The Power Of Plastic

Polymer- and organic-molecule-based solar cells show promise as low-cost power generators. (pp. 12-16)

Science & Technology

Texas Tech Lessons(Member Content)

Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight. (pp. 34-37)

ACS News

Gains Continue For Chemistry Grads(Member Content)

Strong growth in bachelor's degrees spills into doctorates. (pp. 44-54)

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News Of The Week

A Wire For Spying On Cells PotashCorp Snubs BHP Billiton Antidepressant's Unusual Speed Explained DSM Tries Again To Sell Special Products Unit

Uncovering A New Chlorophyll p. 7

Natural Products Chemistry: Researchers find a fifth type of the ubiquitous pigment in coastal Australia.

PotashCorp Snubs BHP Billiton p. 8

Fertilizers: Both companies see a bright future for crop nutrients but can't agree to a takeover deal.

Antidepressant's Unusual Speed Explained p. 8

Neuroscience: Ketamine, which can overcome depression in hours, stimulates rapid synapse formation.

Postdocs Get Contract p. 9

Academe: University of California agreement increases compensation, but may decrease opportunities.

Gevo Files For IPO p. 9

Firm seeks to raise $150 million for biofuels, chemicals development.

BP Settlement Breaks Record p. 10

Regulation: Safety agency hits oil company with $50.6 million fine for workplace violations.

Beet Plantings Banned p. 10

Ruling: Judge says USDA will have to review Monsanto crop.

Gulf Oil Plume Tracked p. 11

Oil Spill: First journal report to characterize deep-sea oil plume.

Good-Bye Aldicarb p. 11

Bayer CropScience, citing EPA's risk assessment, will withdraw pesticide from market.


Taking The Measure Of The New Agilent pp. 19-22 (Member Content)

As it completes the integration of Varian, the scientific instrument maker looks for growth opportunities.

A Matter Of Record Keeping p. 23 (Member Content)

European generic drug firm suffers financial losses after problems with Indian supplier.

Business Concentrates pp. 17-18 (Member Content)

  • Air Products Clears Hurdle To Airgas Buy
  • Air Products & Chemicals hasn’t gotten the board of Airgas to go along with its hostile takeover attempt...
  • Agrium Bids For Australia’s AWB
  • Canadian fertilizer maker and distributor Agrium has put in a $1.1 billion bid to purchase AWB, an Australian fertilizer distributor and farm services firm...
  • BASF Builds China Dispersion Plant
  • BASF will build a dispersion plant in Huizhou’s Daya Bay industrial park, in southern China. With a production capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year...
  • Dow Makes Green Investments
  • Dow Chemical says it plans to begin commercial-scale production of new polyolefin-based encapsulation films for crystalline silicon and thin-film silicon solar-cell modules at its plant in Findlay, Ohio...
  • Marubeni, Cargill Cooperate On Emissions
  • Cargill and Japanese trading firm Marubeni will work together on projects to reduce carbon emissions...
  • Bruker To Buy Veeco Businesses
  • Scientific instrument maker Bruker has agreed to acquire Veeco Instruments’ scanning probe microscopy and optical industrial metrology instruments businesses for $229 million in cash...
  • Chemtura Will Form Korean Joint Venture
  • Chemtura and UP Chemical plan to form a joint venture in South Korea by December of this year to sell high-purity metal organic precursors to makers of high-brightness light-emitting diodes...
  • Nanotubes Used In Kayak Prototypes
  • The Norwegian research firm Re-Turn has made kayak prototypes incorporating Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes carbon nanotubes in their gel coats...
  • Emergent Biosolutions To Acquire Trubion
  • Emergent BioSolutions, a developer of vaccines and other agents against infectious diseases, will acquire Trubion Pharmaceuticals in a deal worth up to $136 million...
  • Lilly Halts Tests On Alzheimer’s Candidate
  • Eli Lilly & Co. announced it is halting development of one of its experimental late-stage Alzheimer’s disease treatments because...
  • Life Technologies To Buy Ion Torrent
  • Life Technologies will purchase the DNA-sequencing technology company Ion Torrent for $375 million in cash and stock...
  • Biogen Idec Licenses Knopp ALS Compound
  • Biogen Idec has inked a licensing agreement with Knopp Neurosciences to develop and commercialize KNS-760704 (dexpramipexole) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and potentially other indications...
  • Business Roundup
  • SGL Group, Mitsui AgriScience, DuPont, Americas, Salicylates, Evonik, BioMarin, Aspen Pharmacare, Sigma-Aldrich...

ACS News

Gains Continue For Chemistry Grads pp. 44-54 (Member Content)

ACS Invests In Digital Services p. 55 (Member Content)

SACNAS Opens Office In ACS p. 55 (Member Content)

Wisconsin Local Section YCC Hosts Career Symposium p. 55 (Member Content)


Returning To The Workforce pp. 63-65

After a hiatus to care for family members, scientists find ways to restart their careers.

Government & Policy

Prevailing Disaster pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

Hopes for a new climate treaty grow dimmer, even in the face of extreme weather events.

EPA, Texas Fight Over Air Pollution pp. 28-30 (Member Content)

Federal agency says state's 'flexible' permit program violates the clean air act.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 24 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

An International Leadership Role For ACS p. 43 (Member Content)



Promotions p. 57 (Member Content)


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Science & Technology

Texas Tech Lessons pp. 34-37 (Member Content)

Explosion highlights need to improve safety culture at university, initiates government oversight.

Golden Anniversary pp. 38-40 (Member Content)

Royce murray celebrates 50 years at the University of North Carolina.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 32-33 (Member Content)


Time In A Bottle pp. 41-42

An exploration of antiaging science and the possibility that it will realize its full potential.

ACS Meetings

Spring 2011 ACS National Meeting pp. 58-62 (Member Content)

Divisions issue calls for papers for the March 27–31 meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

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 August 2010 through June 2011.

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-5

Newscripts p. 72

Do-it-Yourself Gold Recovery, Biofuel From Coffee Cups

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