December 21, 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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December 21, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 51
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December 21, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 51
Believers, deniers, and doubters view the scientific forecast from different angles
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 11-21)
Features
Business
Although one of the worst years in memory for the chemical industry, 2009 had a few bright spots (pp. 24-29)
Science & Technology
 (pp. 35-39)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Copenhagen Call For Action

Climate Change: Negotiators sweat the details as clock ticks down
(p.6)

Regiodivergent Reaction

Catalysis: Aziridine ring opening discriminates between enantiomers
(p.8)

Reorganization Complications

Bankruptcy: LyondellBasell and Tronox work with creditors while possible buyers look on
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Senate considers some dozen bills with a strong tie between jobs and energy
(p.31)
Congress sets agencies up with research funds, struggles with other matters
(p.32)

Books

Author outlines the pitfalls of doing business with chinese manufacturers
(pp. 41-42)