December 22, 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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December 22, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 51
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December 22, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 51
By Steve Ritter, Nathan Becker, and Tchad Blair edited and produced C&EN's Chemical Year In Review
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Agency’s close links to Bush yields a mixed bag of decisions, some of which may tie the hands of the next Administration (pp. 27-31)
Education
C&EN's annual survey of chemistry departments reveals a little progress (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

High-Sensitivity Imaging

Raman-based method maps lipids in cells and drugs in tissue
(p.6)

Hexion, Huntsman Drop Merger Deal

With a $1 billion settlement, the Huntsman takeover saga ends
(p.7)

Jobs Ax Hits Specialties Sector

A downturn in industrial markets fuels a wave of downsizing
(p.7)

Chemical Makers Invest In Solar

New projects target raw materials and research
(p.8)

Fungal Warfare

A newly identified molecule involved in plant defense could inspire design of new fungicides
(p.8)

Nanotube Building Block Created

Route to cycloparaphenylenes could lead to a new way to make carbon nanotubes
(p.9)

Risk From Phthalates

When evaluating phthalates, EPA should assess other chemicals with similar androgen-disrupting effects, report says
(p.9)

Making Rare Isotopes

Energy Department chooses Michigan State University for $550 million facility
(p.10)

Two-By-Two To Zaragozic Acid

Two-carbon reagent helps build natural product's core while reducing redox steps
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Agency’s close links to Bush yields a mixed bag of decisions, some of which may tie the hands of the next Administration
(pp. 27-31)
Congress spends time debating chemically related bills, passes few laws
(p.32)

Education

C&EN's annual survey of chemistry departments reveals a little progress
(pp. 40-41)