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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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August 6, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 32
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August 6, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 32
Chemists are finding asymmetric synthesis increasingly handy for making pharmaceutical compounds at large scale
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 11-19)
Features
Government & Policy
Office of Science, other R&D programs fare well as agency's 2008 appropriation moves through Congress (pp. 30-32)
Science & Technology
High-throughput methods could reduce need for animals when assessing toxicity of chemicals in environment (pp. 34-35)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Centering On Chirality

New Horizons Along Asymmetric Routes
Academic researchers describe new synthetic approaches at Chiral Chemistry meeting
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News of the Week

Bacterial Wall Component Made

Synthesis of arabinan domain could aid tuberculosis drug discovery
(p.6)

Akzo Nobel Tries Again For ICI

Dutch company and Henkel will split ICI units if improved takeover bid goes through
(p.8)

Johnson & Johnson Tightens Belt

Firm will cut jobs and consolidate facilities to offset decline in product revenue
(p.8)

More Concerns Over Bisphenol A

Human exposures are usually as high as those causing profound effects in rodents
(p.8)

Aerosols Warm Up Atmosphere

Study of 'brown clouds' over Asia contradicts cooling hypothesis
(p.9)

Tailor-Made Nanostructures

New methods offer precise control of polymeric micelles
(p.9)

Eastman Pushes Gasification

Company says multi-billion-dollar projects are an end run around energy prices
(p.10)

Homeland Security

Like House, Senate bill would let states enact chemical plant security laws that are tougher than federal standards
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

Chemical companies work to upgrade cleaners for next-generation computer chips
(pp. 22-25)
Documents show that Dow Chemical has been pressing India to disassociate the firm from the 1984 tragedy
(p.26)
BASF was tops in 2006, edging out Dow Chemical
(p.27)
Business think tank says earnings projections put too much emphasis on short term
(p.28)
Academic researchers describe new synthetic approaches at Chiral Chemistry meeting
Web Exclusive
Chemists are finding asymmetric synthesis increasingly handy for making pharmaceutical compounds at large scale
(pp. 11-19)

Science & Technology

High-throughput methods could reduce need for animals when assessing toxicity of chemicals in environment
(pp. 34-35)
Popular confection began as a not-so-sweet treat from trees
(p.36)

Newscripts

(p.48)

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