April 20, 2009 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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April 20, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 16
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April 20, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 16
The economic downturn is taking its toll across the industry, but companies are fighting to survive and emerge even stronger
By C&EN Business Group
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Business
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative is mobilizing public/private partnerships (pp. 21-24)
Science & Technology
Chemists retool s- and p-block compounds in hopes of widening their use in reaction chemistry (pp. 40-42)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

A New Zip For Nanoribbons

New methods peel open carbon nanotubes lengthwise to give strips of graphene
(p.7)

Sequestering Cholera

Peptide mimic binds multisubunit toxin and could lead to new treatments
(p.8)

Straight Route To Nanorings

Polymerizing a dendrimer yields elusive toroid
(p.8)

Battery Plants Gain Ground

Lithium-ion battery makers move ahead with U.S. facilities
(p.9)

Blood Falls Explained

Scientists reveal some chemical secrets behind a crimson-stained glacier in Antarctica
(p.9)

Casting Doubt On Old Rocks' Tales

Sediment's unusual sulfur signature may not have required oxygen-poor atmosphere
(p.10)

New Asian Team

Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical and China's Sinopec will join forces in petrochemicals.
(p.10)
 

Departments

Business

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative is mobilizing public/private partnerships
(pp. 21-24)
Vanderbilt's program in drug discovery and others like it push the boundaries of traditional academic research
(pp. 25-27)
Chemistry professors start small businesses to catapult their research from lab to market
(pp. 28-30)
The economic downturn is taking its toll across the industry, but companies are fighting to survive and emerge even stronger
(pp. 12-18)
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Government & Policy

United Nations work is a top issue at industry gathering on chemical regulation
(pp. 33-35)
Bayer, chemical board dispute over community access to accident data may be harbinger of battles to come
(p.36)
Online social-networking sites have influence on the political process
(p.37)

Books

Pfizer's former head of research hits back at critiques of R&D at major drug companies
(p.48)

Education

ACS Meeting News: Incorporating games and other playful activities in college chemistry classes raises passing rates
(pp. 46-47)