Quote of the Week
"I would argue that biodiesel in the long haul is probably not the fuel of the future."
Darol Brown, U.S. head of CONSULTING FIRM HBI – p.16
In This Issue:
Advanced imaging and detection technologies help root out threats of terrorism in airports. (pp. 10-13)
Making chemicals from the biodiesel by-product proves challenging. (pp. 16-17)
Table of Contents
Agency will set schedule to clean up pollution downstream of Dow Chemical's plant.
Spectroscopic evidence suggests a general strategy for finding inhibitors of unstructured proteins.
Federal regulations should rarely trump state laws, President says.
Health agency taps drug companies to make ingredients for a vaccine.
Losses prompt parent firm, Japan's Daiichi Sankyo, to appoint new chairman and CEO.
New EPA policies aim to boost scientific integrity.
One-dimensional strings of up to 16 atoms long could be used in electronic devices.
New technology transmits chemically encoded messages.
Shutdown of Canadian nuclear reactor threatens medical diagnostics.
Glycerin Gambit pp. 16-17 (Member Content)
Making chemicals from the biodiesel by-product proves challenging.
On The Map pp. 18-19 (Member Content)
With strategy and a bit of luck, Aspen has quickly established itself on the global pharma scene.
Head of BASF in Asia focuses on improving firm's competitiveness.
Business Concentrates pp. 14-15 (Member Content)
- Solar Booms Worldwide
- Despite the recession, silicon makers, industrial gas suppliers, and solar-cell manufacturers...
- EPA Sues Over Tronox Bankruptcy
- EPA and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York have filed suit against Anadarko Petroleum and Kerr-McGee...
- Mitsubishi Gas Plans China Polycarbonate
- Mitsubishi Gas Chemical plans to build a polycarbonate plant in Shanghai.
- Ford Details Green Interiors
- At a recent conference in Dearborn, Mich., Ford Motor Co. designers and researchers described the company's strategy...
- DAK, Shaw Join for Polyester Recycling
- Polyester maker DAK Americas and carpet producer Shaw Industries have formed a joint venture, Clear Path Recycling...
- Arkema To Produce Self-Healing Rubber
- Arkema is beginning production of self-healing elastomers based on its supramolecular chemistry.
- Arizona Chemical Closes A Plant
- Arizona Chemical will close a plant in Port St. Joe, Fla., where it refines tall oil...
- J&J Will Acquire Cougar Biotechnology
- Looking to strengthen its oncology operations, Johnson & Johnson has struck a deal to acquire Los Angeles-based...
- J&J Disputes Terms Of Arthritis Pact
- Johnson & Johnson is throwing a wrench in Merck & Co.'s planned acquisition of Schering-Plough by vying for control...
- Sanofi, Exelixis In Cancer Drug Pact
- Sanofi-Aventis and Exelixis are teaming up to develop drugs that block phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K), a protein...
- Dr. Reddy's Folds Drug Discovery Arm
- Indian generics producer Dr. Reddy's Laboratories will abandon its proprietary drug discovery efforts...
- Wacker Boosts Its Cyclodextrin Output
- To meet rising demand for cyclodextrins used as stabilizers and excipients in drugs, cosmetics, and foods...
- Business Roundup
- Lanxess, PPG Industries Foundation, Calgon Carbon, BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, PotashCorp, Velocys, Eucodis Bioscience, Amgen & Z-Cube in the news...
Managing Chemicals pp. 22-24 (Member Content)
UN conference expands global strategy to include PFCs, nanomaterials, other emerging concerns..
Who You Gonna Call? pp. 22-23 (Member Content)
Tension Arises Among Scientific Groups Offering Advice To UN
Emergency Preparedness Web Exclusive
Handling Chemical Incidents In The Developing World
NIH Windfall pp. 25-26 (Member Content)
Stimulus money creates short-term gains, long-term challenges for biomedical research agency.
- Climate-Change Talks Resume
- Countries are rolling up their sleeves and starting to hammer out a new climate-change treaty...
- Safety Board Urges Regulation Of Storage Tanks
- Bad welds and no regulatory oversight led to the release of nearly 2 million gal of liquid urea ammonium nitrate fertilizer...
- Anastas is Tapped To Lead EPA Research
- Paul T. Anastas, one of the developers of green chemistry, is President Barack Obama's pick to head EPA's...
- Industry Wants Security Law Extended
- A chemical industry leader is advising Congress against passing sweeping new plant-site security requirements...
- Chemicals Nominated For Toxicity Testing
- The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is considering a handful of chemicals for further toxicological testing...
Joseph Priestley's Story pp. 32-34 (Member Content)
Book examines all aspects of the life of a famed scientist, political thinker, and theologian.
Seeking Saltiness pp. 29-30
New findings on salty taste may inspire ways to trick the tongue.
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.
- Finding Crystallization Sweet Spots
- Automated device mixes nanoliter quantities of membrane-protein components.
- Probing More Of That Vast Chemical Space
- Including chemical scaffolds in libraries aids screening.
- Magnetic Nanopropellers On The Move
- Microscopic swimmers can be propelled wirelessly.
- Oak Barrel Provenance Alters Wine Chemistry
- Geographic traits in barrel woods shape wine's complexity.
- Directing Fluorination Differently
- After fluorination, directing group can be transformed to make a range of F-containing molecules.
- An Easier Way To Model Hydrate Lattices
- New method streamlines computations by focusing on likely structures.
- Antifouling Agent Linked To Endangered Fish Deformities
- Study implicates triphenyltin in Chinese sturgeon abnormalities.
- A Simpler Route To Multifunctional Nanocomposites
- Viruses serve as biological templates for nanoscale heterostructures.
Letters pp. 2-3 (Member Content)
Newscripts p. 48
Bidding Adieu To An Old Friend