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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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April 21, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 16
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April 21, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 16
Specialty chemical companies try to ward off commoditization of their products with a mix of marketing, formulation, and basic R&D
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 15-23)
Features
Government & Policy
Feds mull appeal of ruling that favors pharmaceutical sector (pp. 38-39)
Science & Technology
Highlights include antimicrobials from alligators, mimicking switchability of sea cucumber skin, and more (pp. 46-49)
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Buzzword In The Engine
Sustainability push highlights the role of specialty products in consumer and industrial markets
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News of the Week

Size-Selective Acid Catalysis

Framework pores control substrate access to exposed metal ions
(p.8)

AstraZeneca And Ranbaxy Settle Suit

Nexium agreement still has to get past regulators
(p.9)

Toxicity Reexamined

Critics say new EPA policy opens more opportunities for agencies' input
(p.9)

A Fast Track To Green Gasoline

Catalytic pyrolysis turns cellulose into fuel components in just one step
(p.10)

Codexis Going Public

Biocatalyst developer files for initial public offering of $100 million, but there are risks
(p.10)

Bisphenol A Called Mostly Safe

Draft report sees some concern for infants, children
(p.11)

Sugar Link Calms Inflammation

Modified antibody could underpin better autoimmune therapies
(p.11)

Balancing The Safety Board

CSB head wants to diversify board membership
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

Basell's acquisition of Lyondell is bringing the polyolefins maker new feedstocks and new businesses
(pp. 28-31)
WTO process enables poor countries to get patented drugs at reduced prices, but it's seldom used
(pp. 32-35)
Sustainability push highlights the role of specialty products in consumer and industrial markets
Web Exclusive
Specialty chemical companies try to ward off commoditization of their products with a mix of marketing, formulation, and basic R&D
(pp. 15-23)
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Government & Policy

Feds mull appeal of ruling that favors pharmaceutical sector
(pp. 38-39)
Public broadcasting provides a forum for discussing the risks and benefits of nanotechnology
(pp. 40-41)
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Science & Technology

Highlights include antimicrobials from alligators, mimicking switchability of sea cucumber skin, and more
(pp. 46-49)
Metal-ligand coordination and π–π interactions provide unprecedented structure to layered molecular assemblies
(pp. 50-51)
In relinquishing the helm at HHMI, Nobel prize-winning biochemist will return to research and teaching roots
(p.52)
New And Notable In The Chemical Industry
(p.53)

Newscripts

(p.64)

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