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"We have allowed the Chinese government to game the system for far too long, with serious consequences for the U.S. economy."
ROBERT E. SCOTT, ECONOMIST, ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTEp. 34

November 15, 2010

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Cover Story

The Eastern Advantage

Dye and pigment producers accelerate departure from the West for the rapidly industrializing Asia-Pacific region. (pp. 13-16)

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Government & Policy

More Dioxin Delays(Member Content)

Advisers say EPA needs to do more work on its draft report assessing the risks of the toxic compounds. (pp. 30-32)

Science & Technology

Battling Bat Fungus

Scientists search for answers to an epidemic that is wiping out bats. (pp. 39-41)

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News Of The Week

Elusive Enzyme Species Trapped Chlorinated Flame Retardant Travels The Globe Safety Board May Halt Oil Rig Probe Exploiting China's Coal

Elusive Enzyme Species Trapped p. 7

Enzymology: Independent teams characterize key intermediates in cellular oxidations.

Ashland To Divest Distribution Unit p. 8

Restructuring: Sale will allow the company to focus on specialty chemicals.

Chlorinated Flame Retardant Travels The Globe p. 8

Toxic Substances: Evidence arises that Dechlorane Plus can be transported to the poles.

Safety Board May Halt Oil Rig Probe p. 9

BP Accident: The independent panel objects to limits on its role in the investigation.

Geoengineering Guidelines p. 9

Scientists recommend principles for research on massive technologies to restrain climate change.

Exploiting China's Coal p. 10

Petrochemicals: Western firms move to produce chemicals from the Chinese resource.

South Korean Firms Invest in U.S. p. 10

Cleantech: LG Chem and SKC expand high-tech manufacturing facilities.

Reactome Retraction p. 11

Interdisciplinary Research: Authors of controversial array work withdraw paper from Science.

Lilly Adds Imaging Agents p. 11

Radiochemistry: Purchase of Avid will bring new Alzheimer’s detection tool.

Business

Chemical Industry Locks In Recovery pp. 20-22

Another quarter of strong sales and earnings gives chemical executives reasons to be confident.

Patent Wave Hits pp. 23-25 (Member Content)

Pharma’s third-quarter earnings reflect the onslaught of generics competition on key products.

The Place For Plastics pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

The world's largest plastics show highlighted innovation and sustainability.

Business Concentrates pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

Books

A Tale Of Sweet Nothings pp. 46-47

An exploration of the long history and varying public perceptions of artificial sweeteners.

ACS News

Official Reports From The Boston Meeting Web Exclusive

Government & Policy

More Dioxin Delays pp. 30-32 (Member Content)

Advisers say EPA needs to do more work on its draft report assessing the risks of the toxic compounds.

China Currency Row pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

Business groups fear Tariff Bill would invite retaliation and further damage the weak U.S. economy.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 32 (Member Content)

ACS Comment

Honoring Community College Chemistry Teaching p. 49 (Member Content)

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Science & Technology

Battling Bat Fungus pp. 39-41

Scientists search for answers to an epidemic that is wiping out bats.

Quantum Cascade Lasers pp. 42-43 (Member Content)

Young technology is the next big thing in molecular spectroscopy.

Perspective: Intangible Rewards pp. 44-45

Engaging with chemists of the developing world is a responsibility that brings deep satisfaction.

Eurasia-11 Web Exclusive

Behind the scenes with Amal Al-Aboudi.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 36-37 (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.

The Departments

Letters pp. 3, 5-6

Newscripts p. 56

Record-Breaking Gas, GC For The iPhone, Uncertainty In Words

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Environmental SCENE News

Fertilizer May Help Bacteria Slip Into Groundwater

Water Safety: High phosphate levels allow deadly microbes to pass through soil.

Bisphenol A Is Ubiquitous In Receipts

Endocrine Disrupters: Researchers detect BPA in every receipt that they collected from seven U.S. cities.

Sunlight Is An Effective Disinfectant

Public Health: Field work shows that a cheap water treatment method improves children's health.

House Takes Aim At Clean Air Act

Pollution: Industry backs cost-benefit analyses of EPA rules, but critics fear assault on public health.

Analytical SCENE News

New Method Isolates Membrane Proteins

Protein Purification: Technique separates proteins on a lipid bilayer.

Bisphenol A Is Ubiquitous In Receipts

Endocrine Disrupters: Researchers detect BPA in every receipt that they collected from seven U.S. cities.

Mapping Drugs In Human Tissue

Clinical Chemistry: Mass spectrometry imaging provides view of an inhaled drug in human lung tissue.

Skeletons Come To Light

Fluorescence Imaging: Monitoring cells as they dissolve bone may lead to disease treatments.

Analyzing Nuclear Processes

ACS Meeting News: Analytical chemists devise ways to watch radioactive streams.

JACS Research In C&EN

Indole Changeup Yields Elusive Alkaloid

ACS Meeting News: Cyclization and nitrene insertion star in synthesis.

Prefab Synthesis Moves Ahead

Organic Chemistry: First stable alpha-boryl aldehydes ease preparation of complex small molecules.

Multiple Bradykinin States Revealed

The peptide adopts at least 10 conformers in solution, explaining why its structure had only been partially characterized.

Scaling Up The Axinellamines

A quicker, more efficient, and stereocontrolled route to a key intermediate streamlines natural product syntheses.

A Revamped Vancomycin

Medicinal Chemistry: Modified compound shows promise against hard-to-treat bacteria.

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