December 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.

 
Copyright © 2009 American Chemical Society
 

December 7, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 49
8749cover1_opencxd_opt
December 7, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 49
Drug firms implement new business strategies to deflect mounting market pressures and accelerate into new geographies
By Susan J. Ainsworth
(pp. 13-21)
Features
Government & Policy
Chemical industry pins hopes on senate in fight over facility security (pp. 34-37)
Science & Technology
Meeting highlights how friction triggers molecular-scale changes in adhesive tape, cosmetics, and more (pp. 47-49)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

On To Copenhagen

Climate Change: World leaders to hammer out global response to limit greenhouse gases
(p.7)

ACC Bulks Up

Membership Drive: Trade group seeks smaller members as chemical industry's fortunes improve
(p.8)

Screen Nets Self-Destruction Stoppers

Chemical Biology: Strategy finds selective ligands for rogue T cells
(p.8)

HIV Drugs

Indian manufacturers will adjust to new WHO guidelines
(p.9)

Metalloprotein Made To Order

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Researchers construct metalloenzyme active site in another protein
(p.9)

Customized Nanoparticles

Catalysis: Method endows platinum 
with benefits of solid- and solution-phase catalysts
(p.10)

Momentum For Chemical Control

TSCA: Senate panel examines toxic substances act, 13 states call for reform
(p.10)
 

Departments

8749bus1_chipshot

Business

After a painful year, company says it has the portfolio it needs for unprecedented expansion of its business
(pp. 25-26)
Scavenging shuttered chemical plants can be profitable, but not in this economy
(pp. 28-29)
Within months, the contract research firm entered a manufacturing joint venture and bought a plant
(pp. 30-31)
Drug firms implement new business strategies to deflect mounting market pressures and accelerate into new geographies
(pp. 13-21)

ACS News

(p.51)
8749gov1_danger

Government & Policy

Chemical industry pins hopes on senate in fight over facility security
(pp. 34-37)
State Department taps three prominent scientists to reach out to muslim communities
(pp. 38-39)
8749ln_ag12a1

Science & Technology

State Department program raises awareness about lab safety and security in developing countries
(pp. 44-46)
Meeting highlights how friction triggers molecular-scale changes in adhesive tape, cosmetics, and more
(pp. 47-49)

Career & Employment

Recent uptick in biology hiring could herald jobs for chemists in drug discovery
(pp. 53-56)

Newscripts

Editor's Page

(p.3)