June 2, 2008 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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June 2, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 22
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June 2, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 22
Chemical braces hold peptides in place, heralding a potential new class of therapeutics
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 18-23)
Features
Business
Industry relies on chemical suppliers to help lower environmental impact and raise performance (pp. 28-30)
ACS News
2007 chemistry graduates entered a still relatively strong U.S. job market and did quite well (pp. 52-56)
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News of the Week

Tailor-Made Crystals

Structure-directing synthesis increases fraction of reactive facets
(p.12)

Dow Chemical Hikes Prices

Company blames Uncle Sam for high raw material costs
(p.13)

Scientists Protest In France

Researchers object to proposed restructuring of CNRS
(p.13)

A Perfect Landing

Phoenix spacecraft sets up for chemistry experiments on Mars
(p.14)

Kavli Prize Winners

Nanoscience award recipients developed quantum dots, carbon nanotubes
(p.14)

Alnylam And Takeda

RNAi specialist, Japanese drugmaker team up for Asian market in a deal worth up to $1 billion
(p.15)

Love Potion

Orchids masquerade as exotic female bees to attract males
(p.15)

Buyers In Talks For Chemtura

Apollo, Blackstone are said to be discussing price and financing details
(p.16)

More Money For Science, Maybe

Senate attaches funds for science in war supplemental bill
(p.16)
 

Departments

ACS News

2007 chemistry graduates entered a still relatively strong U.S. job market and did quite well
(pp. 52-56)
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Government & Policy

Congress, media call into question safety of widely used plastics chemical
(pp. 36-39)
Business community is divided over how to modernize regulatory structure
(pp. 36-39)

Books

Book presents a wealth of information on how chemistry has been viewed over time
(pp. 50-51)
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Science & Technology

Chemical braces hold peptides in place, heralding a potential new class of therapeutics
(pp. 18-23)
A subterranean research center buzzes beneath Paris' most famous museum
(pp. 46-47)
Chemist prepares to ascend to top job at UNC Chapel Hill, where he plans to focus on faculty recruitment and retention
(p.48)

Newscripts

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