August 31, 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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August 31, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 35
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August 31, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 35
Food and drugs just can’t leave their wrappings behind
By Sarah Everts
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Business
University inventors connect with experienced alumni to start new businesses (pp. 18-19)
Science & Technology
Toxicologists pool their knowledge to advance safety testing of drug candidates (pp. 27-28)
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News of the Week

Molecule's Atoms, Bonds Visualized

High-resolution AFM technique makes even hydrogen atom positions visible
(p.6)

Cost Of REACH Underestimated

EU’s chemical testing program may require millions more animals and euros than expected
(p.7)

Turning Methane Into Methanol

Recyclable platinum compound mediates oxidation at low temperature
(p.7)

Nitrous Oxide Threat To Ozone

As halocarbons decline, N2O emerges as a chemical of concern
(p.8)

P&G Sells Drug Unit To Warner Chilcott

Acquisition expands drug firm's specialty product lines in the U.S.
(p.8)

Brazilian Chemicals

Country’s Top Two Chemical Firms May Be In Merger Talks
(p.9)

Heat-And-Serve Polymer Composites

Latent acid catalyst simplifies premixing and curing phenolic resins
(p.9)

Carbon Costs

New study measures impact on industry
(p.10)

Lonza Launches Bid For Patheon

Deal would extend the swiss firm’s services to finished-dosage drugs
(p.10)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Stricter regulatory limits for lead and phthalates create analytical challenges
(pp. 22-23)
International restrictions on chemicals aim to deter terrorism
(p.24)

Books

How scientific discoveries in the Romantic era set diverging paths for faith and reason
(pp. 31-32)
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Science & Technology

Food and drugs just can’t leave their wrappings behind
(pp. 11-15)
Toxicologists pool their knowledge to advance safety testing of drug candidates
(pp. 27-28)
Chemists use small molecules to fluorescently label proteins, rnas, and glycans
(p.29)
Technology And Business News For The Laboratory World
(p.30)

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