June 5, 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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June 5, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 23
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June 5, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 23
Having fluorine in life sciences molecules brings desirable benefits, but the trick is getting it in place and making sought-after building blocks
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 15-24)
Features
Science & Technology
Plants grown under elevated CO2 levels pack a more allergenic punch (p.9)
Science & Technology
Fundamental advances in Fischer-Tropsch chemistry may boost method's efficiency and popularity (pp. 57-61)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Fabulous Fluorine

Constructing Life Sciences Compounds
Fluorinated building blocks are increasingly used as the basis of valuable active molecules
(pp. 27-32)
 

News of the Week

Poison Ivy Could Get Worse

Plants grown under elevated CO2 levels pack a more allergenic punch
(p.9)

Engelhard Agrees To BASF Takeover

Catalyst and pigment maker capitulates after four months of resisting buyout
(p.10)

Enzyme Redesigned Computationally

Calculated structural change modifies enzyme's DNA-cleaving selectivity
(p.11)

A Matter Of Size

Aerosol particle size, not chemistry, is most important in cloud droplet formation
(p.12)

Butadiene's Bonds

Influence of -electron delocalization on C−C bond lengths is confirmed
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

Suppliers of research chemicals struggle to speed up deliveries to their growing customers in India
(pp. 36-37)
U.K. conference spotlights new ways for pharmaceutical companies to partner their way to success
(pp. 38-39)
More chemical companies see personal care as an outlet for their products and technologies
(pp. 40-41)
The nationalization of oil and gas resources in Latin America will eventually backfire
(p.42)
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Government & Policy

White House proposal could impede broad range of government activities, agency representatives warn
(pp. 45-48)
H-Prize would provide reward for scientists who develop an affordable hydrogen vehicle
(pp. 50-55)
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Science & Technology

Having fluorine in life sciences molecules brings desirable benefits, but the trick is getting it in place and making sought-after building blocks
(pp. 15-24)
Fluorinated building blocks are increasingly used as the basis of valuable active molecules
(pp. 27-32)
Fundamental advances in Fischer-Tropsch chemistry may boost method's efficiency and popularity
(pp. 57-61)
Novel complexes expand role of premier catalyst metal, including applications in materials science
(pp. 62-63)
Complex erythropoietin-like glycopeptides are made from scratch
(pp. 64-65)

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