May 28, 2007 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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May 28, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 22
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May 28, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 22
Nucleic acid structures become promising drug targets
By Stu Borman
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
French refiner promotes petrochemical integration while maintaining specialty chemical portfolio (pp. 21-22)
Government & Policy
Mercury in aging chemical plants could end up in and on the hands of gold miners (pp. 26-29)
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News of the Week

GE Exits Plastics With Sale To SABIC

Deal marks a grand entry for Saudi chemical giant into the high-end polymers business
(p.6)

Arenes Hook Up

Catalytic reaction selectively couples benzene and an indole
(p.7)

Theorists Win Welch Award

Two chemists are honored for achievements in electron transfer, reaction dynamics
(p.7)

Car Makers Versus California

Adversaries prepare for fight over limits on vehicle emissions
(p.8)

Diabetes Drug Comes Under Fire

Safety questions about GSK's Avandia may drive patients to alternative treatments
(p.8)

Gene Deactivates Dicamba

Bacterial mechanism gives broadleaf crops a fighting chance against broadleaf weeds
(p.9)

Polyvinyl Chloride Deal

Ineos will acquire PVC resin maker Kerling from Norsk Hydro for $913 million
(p.9)

Origin-Of-Life Researcher Dies

Chemist Stanley L. Miller showed that amino acids could have been synthesized on early Earth
(p.10)
 

Departments

Books

Book explores critical years of Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech
(pp. 46-48)

Education

Educators use community-based approach to instill the values of safety and environmental awareness
(pp. 38-40)
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Science & Technology

Nucleic acid structures become promising drug targets
(pp. 12-17)
Designed syntheses lead to covalent 3-D materials with potential uses in gas storage and separation
(pp. 32-33)
Do journals' rules on prior publication stifle scientific communication?
(p.34)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.35)

Newscripts

(p.48)

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