February 6, 2006 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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February 6, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 6
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February 6, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 6
Chemical firms plan a 17.0% boost in capital spending in 2006, but R&D spending predictions are up just 4.7%
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 11-14)
Features
Science & Technology
Fluorescence method detects molecular events with high spatial resolution (p.6)
Science & Technology
Microscopic view of plant tissue reveals a hidden world of calcium oxalate crystals of diverse shapes (pp. 26-27)
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News of the Week

A Bright Way To Track Reactions

Fluorescence method detects molecular events with high spatial resolution
(p.6)

Bush Targets Oil

President makes energy independence and science research prominent themes
(p.7)

Glycerin Surplus

Plants are closing, and new uses for the chemical are being found
(p.7)

Pure Hydrogen

Novel copolymer membranes may improve hydrogen purification efficiency
(p.8)

Fraud Investigation

University of Tokyo biochemist is under suspicion concerning his RNA research
(p.9)

Huntsman Confirms Buyout Talks

Firm says it has held discussions with potential suitors; other deals are rumored
(p.9)

Write, Read, Erase, Again And Again

Lithography method forms nanosized metal structures reversibly and repeatedly
(p.10)
 

Departments

Books

Broader availability of Fritz Haber's personal papers has led to intriguing portrayals of his life
(pp. 29-31)
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Science & Technology

Dye derived from green henna leaves is used to decorate the body with intricate designs
(p.28)
Microscopic view of plant tissue reveals a hidden world of calcium oxalate crystals of diverse shapes
(pp. 26-27)

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