January 4, 2010 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 © 2010 American Chemical Society
 

January 4, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 1
8801pres_couple
January 4, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 1
By Joseph S. Francisco
(pp. 2-5)
Features
Government & Policy
Critics praise advanced research program for its laudable goals but worry over its implementation (pp. 19-21)
Science & Technology
Those fighting against counterfeit medicines face increasingly sophisticated adversaries (pp. 27-29)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Big Pharma's Year-End Spree

Acquisitions: Flurry of deals bolsters drug companies’ late-stage pipelines
(p.9)

Finance

Court approves new lending for Tronox reorganization
(p.9)

Dirt Tells Resistance Tales

Environmental Chemistry: Antibiotic resistance genes in soil are increasing
(p.10)

Industry Drops Flame Retardant

Toxic Substances: Producers of decabde will shift to green alternatives
(p.10)

Sanofi Will Buy Chattem, Targeting U.S.’s Over-The-Counter Market

Pharmaceuticals: Deal will give French drug company access to lucrative U.S. market for over-the-counter products
(p.11)

Titania’s Prowess

Catalysis: Gold’s surprising reactivity may be partly due to oxide support
(p.11)
 

Departments

8801gov1_gas

Government & Policy

Critics praise advanced research program for its laudable goals but worry over its implementation
(pp. 19-21)
Poor economic models and barriers to research collaboration are stifling U.S. innovation
(pp. 22-23)
Policymakers look to federally funded inducement prizes to help solve societal challenges
(p.24)