November 12, 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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November 12, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 46
November 12, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 46
NIH offers essential services to help chemists move promising treatments to clinical trials
By Susan R. Morrissey
(pp. 17-23)
Anticipating new commercial applications, producers increase capacity (pp. 29-35)
Science & Technology
Cephalopod camouflage inspires materials research (pp. 49-50)
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NIH offers essential services to help chemists move promising treatments to clinical trials
(pp. 17-23)
Lagging pace of cleanups blamed on technical challenges and lack of money
(pp. 41-44)


Book traces the historic and philosophic development of an icon of science
(pp. 54-57)

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Combo molecules surpass components but sometimes work in unexpected ways
(pp. 46-48)
Cephalopod camouflage inspires materials research
(pp. 49-50)
The French Chemical Society's outgoing president celebrates the group's 150th birthday
Pigments tattoo artists use to create body art vary as widely as the designs they create