September 29, 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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September 29, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 39
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September 29, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 39
Analytical scrutiny reveals how complex fluid nourishes infants and protects them from disease
By Jyllian Kemsley
(pp. 13-17)
Features
Business
Producers of biomass-derived polymers will seize the day, if they can get price and performance right (pp. 21-25)
Government & Policy
Federal investigators find recyclers willing to ship hazardous electronic waste to world's poor (pp. 30-32)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Ellen Kullman Is Dupont's New CEO

Incoming chief executive will focus on expanding a transformed chemical giant
(p.7)

Elias Zerhouni Steps Down

NIH director will leave the agency by Oct. 31
(p.8)

Industry Weathers Storms

Hurricanes and Wall Street crisis just graze chemical firms
(p.9)

Solvation Observation

Experiment shows solvent molecules don't always obey theory
(p.9)

Senate Backs Wind, Solar Tax Breaks

Tax bill's final fate is unclear, but drilling ban is lifted for now
(p.10)

Taming Alkyl Oxonium Ions

Fused tricyclic structure stabilizes famously reactive alkylating agents
(p.10)

New Bid For ImClone

Bristol-Myers Squibb hikes its offer, while unnamed bidder could up the ante
(p.11)

Proteins Caught In The Act

X-ray scattering technique captures conformational changes on nanosecond time scale
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Federal investigators find recyclers willing to ship hazardous electronic waste to world's poor
(pp. 30-32)
Bill reinforces publishers' rights, forces change to NIH's open-access policy
(p.33)

Books

Book provides fundamental knowledge for young scientists contemplating a variety of career paths
(pp. 44-45)
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Science & Technology

Analytical scrutiny reveals how complex fluid nourishes infants and protects them from disease
(pp. 13-17)
After years of high expectations, low-melting-point salts are quietly settling into niche commercial applications
(pp. 36-39)
A television producer's take on what makes good chemistry for the small screen
(p.41)
The popular drink's less popular, highly processed relative
(p.42)
New Software and Websites for the Chemical Enterprise
(p.43)

Newscripts

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Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(p.6)