chlorofluorocarbons, replacements, 38

environmental protection, 5, 6, 38, 54, 66

feedstocks, 2, 21-24

foreign trade, 1, 5, 19, 23, 25, 35, 70

funding, federal, 6, 8-9, 67, 68, 71, 74

oxidation processes, 24

R&D, 5, 6, 8-9, 16, 65, 66, 67-68, 71, 72, 74, 75

see also Emission control

Education, 66, 69, 72

financial factors, 6

symposia, 6, 72

see also Academic research

Electric power plants, 39, 45

fuel cells, 62

Electric Power Research Institute, 67

Electron microscopy, 52

Emission control, 37, 58, 70

catalytic converters, 3-4, 13, 37, 38, 39

gasoline, environmentally benign, 32, 36, 37, 58

power plants, 39, 45

regulations, 37, 39

Energy sources, see Fuels

Environmental factors, 2-9 (passim), 13, 34, 36-42, 65-66, 70, 75

biodegradation, 31, 40-42, 54

catalytic converters, 3-4, 13, 37, 38, 39

chlorofluorocarbons, 36-38

cost, 5, 6, 38, 54, 66

gasoline, 32, 36, 37, 58

genetic engineering, general, 30

pesticides, 54-55

polychlorinated biphenyls, 40

power plants, 39, 45

Environmental Protection Agency, 54

Enzymatic catalysis, 3, 13, 14, 30-31, 46, 48

biodegradation, 31, 40-42, 54

computational chemistry, 59

Ethers, 23, 33

Ethylene, 57, 60

Europe, 4, 5, 13, 29, 48, 53

F

Federal government, 8-9, 67, 74-75

Bush administration, 8, 74

DOD, 67

DOE, 8, 67, 68-69, 74;

see also National laboratories

EPA, 54

FDA, 29

funding, 6, 8-9, 67, 68, 71, 74

NSF, 7, 8, 67, 74

Feedstocks, 2, 21-24

Fiber composites, 26

Food and Drug Administration, 29

Food industry, 14-15

Foreign countries, see International perspectives

Foreign trade, 1, 5, 19, 25, 70

petroleum industry, 23, 35

Fuels, 2, 8, 32-34, 35, 75

fuel cells, 62

gasoline, 2, 10, 11, 13, 32-33, 35, 36, 37, 55, 57, 58

historical perspectives, 2, 10, 11, 23, 25, 47

liquid fuels, general, 2, 19-20, 22

natural gas, 35

Funding, federal, 6, 8-9, 67, 68, 71, 74

G

Gasoline, 2, 10, 11, 13, 32-33, 35, 36, 55, 57

environmentally benign, 32, 36, 37, 58

Gas Research Institute, 67

Genetics, 30-31, 46, 48

biopesticides, 54-55, 56

historical perspectives, 2, 10

monomers, 28

Germany, 3, 12, 39, 47, 70

H

Heterogeneous catalysis, general, 4, 51-52

Historical perspectives, 1, 23

ammonia, 3, 12, 50-51

drugs, 29, 30

genetic engineering, 2, 10

petroleum industry, 2, 10, 11, 23, 25, 47

polymers, 26



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