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Reducing Friction
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"With the issuance of this order, the President took a major step forward in addressing one of our most significant homeland security challenges—the threat of a biological attack."

October 11, 2010

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Cover Story

Fighting Friction

In the battle to overcome resistance between surfaces, performance materials improve energy efficiency and help critical components last longer. (pp. 14-17)

Government & Policy

Preventing Bioterrorism(Member Content)

White House seeks to balance security and the scientific enterprise. (pp. 28-30

Science & Technology

Ubiquitins Are Finally United(Member Content)

New synthetic approaches put a long-sought end to ubiquitin proteins’ unchained melody. (pp. 31-32)

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News Of The Week

Nobel Prize In Chemistry Celebrating Chemistry Toxic Spill in Hungary Kills Four Celebrating Science & Engineering

Nobel Prize In Chemistry p. 7

Awards: Three chemists share prize for palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings.

Nobel Prize In Physics p. 8

Awards: Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov land prize for discovering graphene.

Celebrating Chemistry p. 8

National Chemistry Week, slated for Oct. 17–23, looks at the chemistry of entertainment.

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine p. 9

Awards: Robert Edwards gets nod for developing in vitro fertilization.

Rebound Awaited In Fine Chemicals p. 9

Custom Chemicals: Recession over, pharmaceutical chemical producers seek an uptick in business.

Cleantech Funding Falls p. 10

Venture Capital: Weak start to second half reflects economic concerns.

New Window On Phosphorylation p. 10

Protein Chemistry: Structural mimics provide a handle on tough-to-capture modification.

Toxic Spill in Hungary Kills Four p. 11

Environment: Breached reservoir sends poisonous waste through villages.

Eurasian Conference Begins Confidently p. 11

International Meetings: Call to boycott gathering falls flat.

Celebrating Science & Engineering p. 12

Science & Society: First national festival aims to better connect the public with science and engineering.

Virginia Re-Ignites Climate Fraud Probe p. 12

Climate Change: Attorney general again subpoena's documents of university climate researcher.


The Troubles With Fluorspar pp. 20-22 (Member Content)

Fluctuating supply of raw material from China influences Western fluorochemical strategies.

BASF Diversifies In Nanjing p. 24 (Member Content)

Petrochemical complex revamp boosts local production of specialty chemicals.

Business Concentrates pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

  • AZ Plans Stock Offer
  • AZ Electronic Materials plans to raise $400 million through an initial public offering (IPO) of stock on the London Stock Exchange...
  • Sanofi Goes Hostile With Genzyme Offer
  • Ratcheting up the pressure on Genzyme management to agree to an $18.5 billion acquisition offer, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis says it now intends to file documents with the Securities & Exchange Commission...
  • BASF Makes MOFs On Industrial Scale
  • BASF claims to have achieved the first industrial-scale synthesis of metal-organic frameworks. Known as MOFs...
  • Canadian Board Weighs In on Potashcorp Bid
  • The nonprofit Conference Board of Canada has submitted a report to the government of Saskatchewan concerning BHP Billiton’s proposed hostile takeover of PotashCorp....
  • Avantium, Teijin Collaborate
  • Avantium and Japan’s Teijin have entered into a multiyear agreement to collaborate on aramid polymers made from biobased feedstocks...
  • Mitsubishi Sets Up LCD Material Plant
  • Mitsubishi Plastics will spend almost $300 million to build a plant in Suzhou, China, to produce polyethylene terephthalate films...
  • Ube Expands Thai Nylon
  • To meet growing demand in Asia, Ube Industries is taking steps to expand nylon output at Map Ta Phut, Thailand...
  • CEFIC,ICCA Elect New Leaders
  • Two chemical trade groups have selected new presidents...
  • Arkema Buys Specialty Polymers Firm
  • Arkema has acquired Piezotech, a French firm that designs and manufactures electroactive fluorinated polymers...
  • Galapagos’
Argenta Wins Janssen Contract
  • Argenta Discovery, a division of the Belgian drug company Galapagos, has entered a drug discovery service agreement with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutica unit...
  • Novartis Sheds Two Compounds
  • Novartis is taking a $590 million charge in the third quarter after discontinuing development of two drug candidates because of safety issues...
  • GSK Spins Out Analgesic Compounds
  • Convergence Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm formed out of assets from Glaxo­SmithKline’s analgesic drug pipeline, has launched with $35.4 million in financing...
  • Business Roundup
  • BASF, BASF Venture Capital, Mallinckrodt Baker, LG Chem, Johnson Matthey, Pfizer, Recipharm, Novo Nordisk, Siegfried Group...

ACS News

ACS Honors Heroes Of Chemistry 2010 p. 43

Merck & Co. trio, Pfizer pair honored for breakthroughs.

Accolades For ACS Volunteers pp. 44-46

ChemLuminary Awards honor ACS divisions, local sections, regional meetings, and individuals who support them.

Actions By The ACS Board Of Directors p. 47

Golfing For Scholars p. 47

Alabama Sections Convene p. 47

Government & Policy

Preventing Bioterrorism pp. 28-30 (Member Content)

White House seeks to balance security and the scientific enterprise.

Safety: Lab Leaders Trained To Secure Deadly Bioagents pp. 28-30 (Member Content)

Atrazine Debate Intensifies pp. 31-33 (Member Content)

EPA zeroes in on hormone effects, grapples with contradictory data.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 26 (Member Content)

  • NIH Launches Program To ‘Skip The Postdoc’
  • NIH plans to invest about $60 million over the next five years to help junior-level scientists launch independent research programs within a year of completing their doctorate degrees ...
  • Chemical Weapons Arsenal Is Nearing Elimination
  • The U.S. has destroyed 80% of its chemical weapons stockpile. The Army’s Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) says it has incinerated or chemically neutralized 24,488 tons of chemical agents and...
  • Huge Wind, Solar Projects Approved
  • Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved several record-breaking solar and wind renewable energy projects...
  • Europeans Confirm Safety Of Bisphenol A
  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced on Sept. 30 that it has found no new evidence to justify lowering its current tolerable intake of 0.05 mg/kg body weight/day for the plastics raw material bisphenol A (BPA)....
  • Bayh-Dole Doing Its Job, NRC Says
  • A National Research Council study on the changes created at universities by the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act finds that the law is generally working well...

ACS Comment

Listening To Our Members p. 41 (Member Content)



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Science & Technology

Ubiquitins Are Finally United pp. 36-37 (Member Content)

New synthetic approaches put a long-sought end to ubiquitin proteins’ unchained melody.

What's That Stuff? Fix-A-Flat p. 39

A combination of liquefied propellant and tire sealant helps stranded motorists.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

ACS Meetings

2010–11 C&EN Calendar Web Exclusive

C&EN's latest list of meetings and events of interest to those in the chemical community.

Editor's Page

It's Not The Money, Stupid! p. 5

The Departments

Letters pp. 4, 6

Newscripts p. 56

Marathon Chemist, Periodic Shoes, 99-Cents Stores Fined

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