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The report assesses the current state of chemistry and chemical engineering, and it identifies a set of grand challenges for research. The astonishing developments in science and engineering during the 20th century have made it possible to dream of new goals that might previously have been considered unthinkable. This report identifies the key opportunities and challenges for the chemical sciences, from terrorism defense to environmental protection, and looks at the ways in which chemists and chemical engineers can work together to contribute to an improved future for our country, for humanity, and for our planet.