December 3, 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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December 3, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 49
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December 3, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 49
Firms invent new strategies to deflect generic competition and stem growing safety concerns
By Susan J. Ainsworth
(pp. 13-24)
Features
Government & Policy
Global warming, ever-expanding energy demand pave way for new lighting technologies (pp. 46-51)
Science & Technology
Simplest alcohol shows promise as a feedstock and fuel (pp. 55-59)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pharma Adapts

Drug Companies Cut Costs
In the midst of rapidly changing global markets, firms aggressively reduce spending to protect profitability
(pp. 30-32)
Empowering FDA
A new law gives more powers to the regulatory agency and will impact the drug industry for years
(pp. 33-35)
 

News of the Week

Probing Large Protein Systems

Approach yields first detailed analysis of 456-protein nuclear pore complex
(p.11)

China Releases New Cleanup Plan

Government expects to spend close to $200 billion over three years
(p.12)

Dow And Gazprom

Venture with Russian natural gas producer is Dow's latest bid for low-cost feedstocks and access to emerging markets.
(p.13)

EPA Rebuked

Congress asks for more analysis of proposal for burning hazardous waste as fuel
(p.13)

Getting Close To Venus

Venus Express spacecraft tracks escaping ions, lightning on Earth's twin
(p.14)

Diamond's Surface Conductivity

Charge transfer to aqueous redox couple may explain unusual surface properties
(p.15)

Green Chill

EPA partnership encourages use of new refrigerants and prevention of leaks
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Petrochemical meeting in Argentina puts alternative feedstocks on the agenda
(pp. 40-41)
C&EN's resident curmudgeon recalls the fun of mergers and acquisitions
(p.44)
(pp. 37-38)
In the midst of rapidly changing global markets, firms aggressively reduce spending to protect profitability
(pp. 30-32)
A new law gives more powers to the regulatory agency and will impact the drug industry for years
(pp. 33-35)
Firms invent new strategies to deflect generic competition and stem growing safety concerns
(pp. 13-24)

ACS News

Pioneers in genetics-based therapies discuss the evidence for industry's evolution
(pp. 42-43)
Job situation for 2006 chemistry graduates was not too bad, but salaries for new Ph.D.s stumbled
(pp. 73-77)
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Science & Technology

Simplest alcohol shows promise as a feedstock and fuel
(pp. 55-59)
Gerhard Ertl's mapping of chemical landscapes landed him the 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(pp. 60-65)
Functional near-infrared imaging shows promise as a research and clinical tool to study brain activity
(pp. 66-67)
New and notable in the chemical industry
(pp. 68-69)

Editor's Page

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