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October 18, 2010

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Cover Story

Metallocenes Rise Again

The advanced polymer catalysts got off to a slower than expected start, but momentum in the marketplace is now steady. (pp. 10-16)

Science & Technology

Handing Down Hope(Member Content)

Through equipment donations, Seeding Labs helps cultivate relationships between scientists in the U.S. and the developing world. (pp. 28-30)


Top Places To Work

C&EN profiles three firms that value employee opinions and strong relationships among workers. (pp. 39-41)

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News Of The Week

Anton Supercomputer Proves Its Mettle Vaccine Liability Cystine Imposters Curb Crystallization Pfizer To Buy King Pharma

Anton Supercomputer Proves Its Mettle p. 5

Protein Dynamics: Machine simulates millisecond-scale protein motions, but some note system has limitations.

Vaccine Liability p. 6

Lawsuits: Supreme Court will decide whether law protects drugmakers from claims over injuries.

ChemChina Eyes Makhteshim Agan p. 6

Crop Protection: Deal would make Chinese firm a global player.

Cystine Imposters Curb Crystallization p. 7

Crystal Engineering: Molecular mimics suggest therapeutic strategy for rare kidney disease.

LyondellBasell To Be Public Again p. 7

Petrochemicals: Stock exchange listing will be a milestone following the company's recent troubles

Pfizer To Buy King Pharma p. 8

Pharmaceuticals: Pain drug maker is one more purchase before loss of Lipitor patent.

Coupling Hydrazine p. 8

Organic Synthesis: Palladium-catalyzed reaction offers new route to heterocycles.


Journey To India p. 20 (Member Content)

Dow Corning employees volunteer their expertise to local organizations.

C&EN Talks With Paul Greengard p. 21 (Member Content)

Nobel Laureate holds forth on the state of Alzheimer's drug discovery.

Business Concentrates pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

  • Exelixis, BMS Add To Pact
  • Continuing their alliance despite its ups and downs, Exelixis and Bristol-Myers Squibb have entered two new collaborations...
  • Venezuela Seizes Chemical Companies
  • Excoriating the firms’ profits, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has authorized the government expropriation of Koch Industries’ fertilizer affiliate FertiNitro...
  • Sumitomo Boosts Pmma For displays
  • Sumitomo Chemical will build a third polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) facility in Singapore...
  • Solutia, 3M Invest In Solar Materials
  • Specialty material firms are ramping up products for customers that manufacture solar photovoltaics...
  • Huntsman Spends On Swiss R&D
  • Huntsman Advanced Materials has invested $2 million to upgrade its R&D laboratories in Basel, Switzerland...
  • Chevron Phillips To Build In Texas
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical will build a 200,000-metric-ton-per-year 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou complex in Texas by the first quarter of 2014...
  • Two Pacts Target Modified Antibodies
  • Novartis and ImmunoGen will collaborate on drugs based on ImmunoGen’s Targeted Antibody Payload technology...
  • Burns Is 2011 Palladium Medalist
  • Stephanie A. Burns, CEO of Dow Corning, will receive the International Palladium Medal, awarded by the Société de Chimie Industrielle...
  • UCB And Synosia Plan Parkinson’s Drug Pact
  • UCB will pay Switzerland-based Synosia an undisclosed fee and up to $725 million in milestone payments for access to two compounds in Phase II studies as treatments for Parkinson’s disease...
  • Novartis To Speed Vaccine Creation
  • Novartis hopes to accelerate the production of influenza vaccines by working with Synthetic Genomics Vaccines...
  • Sanofi-Aventis Cuts U.S. Sales Staff
  • With generic-drug competition for its blood thinner Plavix around the corner, Sanofi-Aventis is cutting 25% of its U.S. pharmaceutical operations division, or about 1,700 sales positions...
  • NCI Picks Galapagos For Compound Storage
  • BioFocus, a subsidiary of the Belgian drug company Galapagos, will store and manage chemical compounds for the National Cancer Institute under a three-year contract worth up to $4 million...
  • U Of Nottingham, GSK Form Chemistry Pact
  • In what the partners are calling an industry first, chemistry undergraduates at England’s University of Nottingham will research drugs for GlaxoSmithKline...
  • Business Roundup
  • Solvay, Air Liquide, Univar, DSM and Brain, BASF, Wacker Chemie, MingSight Pharmaceuticals, Halozyme Therapeutics...


Chemical Bonding pp. 39-41

At the top companies to work for, family-like relationships are strengthened by mutual respect and clear communication.


Government & Policy

Regional CO2 Reductions pp. 23-25 (Member Content)

Advocates, opponents turn to state cap-and-trade programs as climate-change bill falters in Congress.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 22 (Member Content)

  • EPA Expands Ethanol Use
  • Model year 2007 and newer vehicles will now be allowed to burn gasoline containing 15% ethanol...
  • Timing Of Inventory Update Challenged
  • A proposal by EPA to receive annual updates for its inventory of industrial chemicals has gotten mixed reactions from the industries being regulated...
  • Compliance With Competes Act Probed
  • Federal science agencies have neglected to assign a percentage of their budgets to support high-risk, high-reward research...
  • Think Tanks Urge Energy Overhaul
  • Raising $25 billion annually in new energy-related federal funding is among key recommendations in a new energy policy report prepared and released last week by three national think tanks with a history of opposition to one another...
  • Canada Lists BPA As Toxic Compound
  • With no fanfare, Canada’s minister of the environment on Oct. 13 added bisphenol A (BPA) to that nation’s list of toxic substances...

ACS Comment

Who Is Training The Chemists Of Tomorrow? p. 35 (Member Content)


Progress Of Women In Academic Science pp. 32-33

A study of gender issues in academe shows improvement but with critical caveats.


Social Networking And C&EN

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Science & Technology

Handing Down Hope pp. 28-30 (Member Content)

Through equipment donations, Seeding Labs helps cultivate relationships between scientists in the U.S. and the developing world.

Broadcasting Science p. 31

Deepwater Horizon spill shows how the Internet accelerates reporting of the science of disasters.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 26-27 (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

Chemistry: Alive And Well p. 3

The Departments

Newscripts p. 48

Beer: Ancient, Space, Fried ... And Troublesome

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