October 16, 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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October 16, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 42
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October 16, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 42
Consolidation among paint material makers brings opportunities as well as risks
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 13-16)
Features
Science & Technology
Budapest congress provides European forum for the key challenges at the frontiers of chemistry today (p.40)
Career & Employment
Genentech's blend of serious science and serious play makes it the 'best place to work' (pp. 59-66)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Paints and Coatings

Thermal Spray Goes Cool
New cold spray technique for high-performance coatings is the latest thing in surface modification
(pp. 18-20)
Greening The Paint Market
Industry looks for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of paints and coatings
(pp. 21-23)
Cyclodextrins Could Enhance Paint
Sugar-based molecule to help walls stay clean and pleasant smelling
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All That Glitters
Special effects pigments continue to dazzle by playing with light
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News of the Week

Laser Guides Reaction Outcome

Novel method uses light's electric field to steer reactions toward selected products
(p.7)

Intramembrane Protease

Study suggests how protein cleavage in membranes might work
(p.8)

Rohm And Haas Focuses Abroad

CEO Raj Gupta says firm will redeploy efforts to boost sales in rapidly industrializing regions
(p.8)

Korean Blast Put Detectors On Spot

Monitoring system for explosions has again worked as designed
(p.9)

Pfizer Set to Buy DNA Vaccine Firm

Drug major sees PowderMed's delivery system as a leg up in entering the vaccine market
(p.9)

DuPont Sets Green Goals

Company aims to double green R&D spending, help avert global warming
(p.10)

Nanoparticle Sheets Form Spontaneously

CdTe nanocrystals mimic proteins
(p.10)

Molecules Get Suited Up

Novel assembly features one molecule clothed with another
(p.11)

National Chemistry Week 2006

ACS's largest annual event, this year focused on chemistry and the home, begins on Oct. 22
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

German chemical giant says streamlining and acquisitions set the stage for North American success
(pp. 27-28)
Higher prices for most chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech shares sent indexes up in third quarter
(pp. 29-30)
European chemical council's new president aims to bolster innovation
(p.31)
Industry looks for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of paints and coatings
(pp. 21-23)
Sugar-based molecule to help walls stay clean and pleasant smelling
Web Exclusive
Special effects pigments continue to dazzle by playing with light
Web Exclusive
Consolidation among paint material makers brings opportunities as well as risks
(pp. 13-16)
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Government & Policy

Businesses and governments discuss top-down, bottom-up approaches to averting irreversible dangerous changes
(pp. 33-36)
National Academies meeting builds on report that identifies actions to keep U.S. competitive
(pp. 37-38)

Education

Chemistry students and faculty at two-year schools increasingly produce publishable results
(pp. 53-54)
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Science & Technology

New cold spray technique for high-performance coatings is the latest thing in surface modification
(pp. 18-20)
Budapest congress provides European forum for the key challenges at the frontiers of chemistry today
(p.40)
ACS Meeting News: Symposium celebrates golden anniversaryof seminal electron-transfer and reaction-rate theories
(pp. 45-48)
Potpourri of surface studies rangesfrom model systems to complex reactions
(pp. 49-51)
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry
(p.52)

Career & Employment

Genentech's blend of serious science and serious play makes it the 'best place to work'
(pp. 59-66)

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