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March 10, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 10
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March 10, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 10

Deconstructing Inherently Safer Technology

Proponents say requiring IST would prevent deadly refinery, chemical plant accidents; industry says it’s already in use and working
By Glenn Hess
(pp. 11-16)
Features
Government & Policy

Education Reflection

‘Science & Engineering Indicators’ contains data from many areas, including education (p.29)
Science & Technology

Controversy Clouds E-Cigarettes

Rising popularity of electronic cigarettes prompts debate over health impacts for users and the public (pp. 32-33)
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News of the Week

President Sets R&D Priorities

Budget: Fiscal 2015 funding request focuses increases on manufacturing, energy, and education
(p.5)

Europe Probes Major Mergers

Regulation: Deals involving vinyl and pigments are being investigated for possibly impeding competition
(p.6)

Inspector General’s Report Labels Annie Dookhan 'Sole Bad Actor' In Massachusetts Crime Lab Scandal

Probe finds major management problems and lack of forensic chemistry training
(p.6)

House Republicans Unveil Draft Legislation To Reform Federal Law On Chemical Safety

The House of Representatives draft bill to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act receives mixed reviews.
(p.7)

X-Rays Probe Single Molecules

Molecular Structure: Method could yield precise information on reaction dynamics
(p.7)

Another Giant Virus Unearthed

Virology: Megavirus discovered in Siberian permafrost is biggest yet
(p.8)

Cautious Optimism Permeates Pittcon

Instrumentation: Firms at annual conference anticipate slow but steady sales growth
(p.8)

Fukushima Radiation May Have Little Long-Term Effect On Wildlife

Environment: Researchers estimate that radiation exposure from the 2011 nuclear disaster mostly remains below harmful levels for organisms
(p.9)

Madeleine Jacobs To Retire As CEO

ACS News: After more than 24 years of service, Jacobs will retire at the end of 2014
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Major drug firms continued to see declines in 2013, while biotech companies shined
(pp. 22-24)
Chemistry and opportunity in the U.S. aided his climb from poverty to executive suite
(pp. 25-27)
Fourth-quarter demand for commodities and agriculture products lifted chemical makers
(pp. 20-21)
Concentrates(pp. 18-19)
  1. Walmart Details Chemicals Policy
  2. Sensient Bows To Activist Shareholder
  3. Method To Site Green Factory In Chicago
  4. Bayer Nabs Aniline Plant From DuPont
  5. Solvay Seeks Sale Of Sulfuric Business
  6. Nordic Firms Advance Biodiesel From Waste
  7. DuPont Trade Secrets Verdict: Guilty
  8. Evonik Buys Maker Of Silicic Acid Esters
  9. BASF Divests Two Service Businesses
  10. Succinic Acid Plant Opens In Spain
  11. BASF Plans Amines For Nanjing Site
  12. Beckman, Wyatt Join For New Products
  13. AstraZeneca Buys Up Asian Subsidiaries
  14. Business Roundup

ACS News

Meeting will be held June 22–25 in Missoula, Mont.
(p.44)
ACS takes a stand on forensic science and peer review, updates positions on chemical risk assessment and science education
(pp. 38-39)
Awards(pp. 41-44)
  1. 2014 ACS National Award Winners
  2. James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award For Interpreting Chemistry For The Public
  3. Ralph F. Hirschmann Award In Peptide Chemistry
  4. ACS Award In Colloid & Surface Chemistry
  5. Ahmed Zewail Award In Ultrafast Science & Technology
  6. Glenn T. Seaborg Award For Nuclear Chemistry

Government & Policy

‘Science & Engineering Indicators’ contains data from many areas, including education
(p.29)
Proponents say requiring IST would prevent deadly refinery, chemical plant accidents; industry says it’s already in use and working
(pp. 11-16)
Concentrates(p.28)
  1. Principles Offered For Alternative Ingredients
  2. EPA Rule Cuts Sulfur In Gasoline
  3. FDA Sued Over Mercury In Dental Fillings
  4. Climate Change Poses Risks To Energy Infrastructure
  5. House Passes Bill To Limit Regulation

Books

Authors confront choice between unencumbered economic growth and the health of Earth’s environment
(pp. 36-37)
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Science & Technology

Rising popularity of electronic cigarettes prompts debate over health impacts for users and the public
(pp. 32-33)
Materials science paper fails to cite inventor of chromophores used in research
(p.34)
Concentrates(pp. 30-31)
  1. Nanopixels Of Any Color
  2. Silken Screws For Fixing Fractures
  3. Organofluorine Family Expands Radically
  4. Structure Revealed For Bacterial Infection Apparatus
  5. Structure Reveals How An Enzyme Flips An Antibiotic Chiral Center
  6. Self-Assembling Ferrocene Complex Spawns Quasicrystals
  7. Computations Improve Blue OLED Performance
  8. Nanostrings Of Palladium And Gold

Newscripts

(p.48)

Editor's Page

(p.3)

Letters

Letters(pp. 2-4)
  1. Revising ‘Revised Atomic Weights’
  2. More Clarity, Please
  3. Isotope Naming Convention