September 7, 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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September 7, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 36
September 7, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 36
Developing drugs based on RNA interference hinges on finding better ways to safely and potently get molecules into cells
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 18-27)
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New Approach To A Classic Structure

Oxidative ring-closing reaction boosts yield of key erythromycin precursor

Khosla Grows Investment Funds

Cleantech: Venture capitalist has $1 billion to back new technology

New Bond In Biology

Biochemistry: Sulfilimine connection toughens tissue

Crystalline Wiggle Room

Host-Guest Mystery: Trapped molecules hint that crystals may not be as rigid as presumed

DNA Nanostructures By Design

DNA Scaffolds: Scientists attain long-sought goal of 3-D DNA crystals

Delay In Climate-Change Bill

Senate bill postponed for later in September

Huntsman To Buy Most Of Tronox

Acquisition: Deal will make Huntsman the world’s second largest maker of titanium dioxide

Dainippon Takes Over Sepracor

Acquisition: The purchase gives Japanese firm key U.S. presence

Danaher Invests In Mass Spec

Instrumentation: $1.1 billion deal brings AB Sciex and more



Government & Policy

How Sotomayor will act on Supreme Court cases affecting the chemical industry can’t be gleaned from her prior rulings
(pp. 42-45)
ACS Meeting News: Department of Homeland Security seeks innovation in antiterrorism technology
(pp. 46-48)
Bayer plans to cut methyl isocyanate use, storage after deadly accident and investigations


Finding truth on both sides of the water fluoridation debate
(pp. 72-74)


Gap-year experiences help students recharge and refocus in the classroom
(pp. 92-94)
In a down economy, two-year colleges are a smart choice, but they struggle with overcrowding, scant funding
(pp. 95-96)
ACS online courses offer convenience for the working chemist
(pp. 98-99)
Despite a slow start, distance learning is gaining ground in chemistry education
(pp. 97-99)

Science & Technology

Developing drugs based on RNA interference hinges on finding better ways to safely and potently get molecules into cells
(pp. 18-27)
ACS Meeting News: Constraining molecules in macrocyclic rings could help address challenges in drug discovery
(pp. 54-57)
Another sudden shortage of technetium‑99m calls for long-term solutions
(pp. 58-64)
The nucleic acid has dozens of chemical costumes
(pp. 65-68)
ACS Meeting News: New microscopy techniques break the diffraction limit in three dimensions
(pp. 69-71)

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