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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 4, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 31
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August 4, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 31
Academia and industry work together to foster new routes to chiral compounds
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 12-20)
Features
Government & Policy
After 15 years at the helm, genomics institute director steps down (pp. 33-35)
Science & Technology
Displaced University of Iowa faculty strive to keep researching while waiting to learn extent of lab damage (pp. 38-41)
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Cover Story: Interaction Yields

Take One For A Test Drive
Many new chiral catalysts find a commercial home in research chemical catalogs
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(p.10)

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(p.11)

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Science & Technology

Many new chiral catalysts find a commercial home in research chemical catalogs
Web Exclusive
Academia and industry work together to foster new routes to chiral compounds
(pp. 12-20)
Displaced University of Iowa faculty strive to keep researching while waiting to learn extent of lab damage
(pp. 38-41)
Traude Sadtler fights to keep alive the memory of three generations of chemists
(pp. 43-47)

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