May 14, 2012 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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May 14, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 20
May 14, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 20

Enhancing Cosmetics

Ingredient makers ramp up research in encapsulation and delivery systems
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 13-18)

Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers

Sales and profits climb once again but capitalization wanes (pp. 22-25)
Science & Technology

Space Suit In A Cave

Austrian Alps provide a proxy for martian caves that could hold life (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues

News of the Week

Agent Boosts Cancer Cells’ Vulnerability

Drug Discovery: Researchers use the power of multivalency to design a better cancer trap

Federal Rules For Fracking

Regulation: Interior Department proposes disclosure rules for hydraulic fracturing chemicals

Modeling Nanotube Reactions

Theoretical Chemistry: Approach predicts outcome of nanotube functionalization

Explosion In Thailand Kills 12

Chemical Safety: Accidents reignite simmering tensions

Fraud: Abbott Labs To Pay $1.5 Billion To Resolve Charges Of Off-Label Drug Marketing


Evans Wins Welch Award

Awards: Harvard chemist’s contributions to asymmetric synthesis recognized with 2012 prize

Zeolites Don’t Mind Hot Water

Catalysis: Organosilyl groups stabilize workhorse catalysts for aqueous-phase reactions

Japanese Firms Struggle To Profit

Annual Results: Earthquake and weak global economy take a toll

Paying For Power Plant Shutdowns

Nuclear Energy: Funds to pay for decommissioning of reactors may run short, GAO warns




First-quarter chemical results vary widely by segment and geography
(pp. 26-28)
Drug companies finally feel the impact of patent expirations on blockbuster products
(pp. 30-31)
Sales and profits climb once again but capitalization wanes
(pp. 22-25)
Ingredient makers ramp up research in encapsulation and delivery systems
(pp. 13-18)
Concentrates(pp. 20-21)
  1. Westlake Drops Bid For Georgia Gulf
  2. Deal Activity Slows In First Quarter
  3. BASF Opens North American Headquarters
  4. Abbott Acquires Kidney Compound
  5. ECD Shutters United Solar
  6. Pfizer’s Arthritis Pill Gets FDA Panel’s Okay
  7. Huntsman Corp. Rolls Out Pigments
  8. Eni Plans Chemical Investments
  9. Coherus Launches, Signs A Partner
  10. Roche Halts Cholesterol Drug Study
  11. PetroLogistics, Alpek Offer Stock
  12. Nova Chemicals Sells Styrenics Unit
  13. Business Roundup

ACS News

Outreach program highlights society’s resources at universities worldwide
(pp. 47-48)
  1. John Scott Award To Glusker And Kuhl
  2. NAS Elects New Members
  3. Deadline Approaches For Rising Star Awards
  4. Nominations Sought For New AkzoNobel Award
  5. Pharmaceutical Roundtable Seeks Proposals

Government & Policy

Financial woes raise questions about federal R&D funding
(pp. 34-35)
Chemist-turned-politician ran low-budget gubernatorial campaign
  1. Versita To Start 100 Open-Access Journals
  2. Chemical Sector Weighs In On G-8 Summit
  3. EPA Picks Siloxanes For Assessment
  4. House Slashes Budget For Chemical Security
  5. Grants Foster International Partnering

Science & Technology

Austrian Alps provide a proxy for martian caves that could hold life
(pp. 40-41)
After 20-plus years of outcast status, unconventional heat-producing nuclear reactions still seem plausible
(pp. 42-44)
  1. Protein Binding Hot Spots
  2. Graphene-Amyloid Combo
  3. Vesta Asteroid’s Spectra Unveiled
  4. Fluoropolymer Drops Graphene’s Resistance
  5. Chemists Ponder Benzene Jailbirds



Editor's Page



Letters(pp. 2-5)
  1. Don’t Dismiss Biofuels From Algae
  2. Reaffirming ‘Amyloid Surprises’
  3. Remembering Research Corporation
  4. Significance Overstated