January 11, 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.

 
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January 11, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 2
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January 11, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 2
By Business Department
(pp. 11-19)
Features
Government & Policy
News Analysis: Copenhagen meeting falls victim to evolving global-warming politics (pp. 27-29)
Science & Technology
Measured by patent applications or journal articles, growth in chinese scientific output is stupendous (pp. 35-37)
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News of the Week

Finally, Palau'amine

Organic Synthesis: Ring formation anchors landmark conquest of complex marine natural product
(p.5)

Novartis Acts To Acquire Alcon

Pharmaceuticals: Deal will make swiss giant a big player in eye care
(p.6)

Restricting Dioxin In Dirt

Environment: EPA proposes to strengthen cleanup guidelines
(p.6)

Biogen Idec's CEO To Retire

Biotechnology: James Mullen will leave as the company grapples with a stagnant pipeline
(p.7)

Paper About Reactome Array Stirs Controversy

Interdisciplinary Research: Work on a sensitive new array describes chemistry that experts see as unclear at best
(p.7)

Burden Of Pollution

Superfund: EPA explores tougher financial requirements to ensure that companies pay for cleanups
(p.8)

Gilded Graphene

Materials: Gold coat and microscopy methods offer new way to see and analyze atoms-thick carbon sheets
(p.8)

Industrial Safety

Explosion at Japanese fluorine chemistry plant kills four workers
(p.9)

Targeted For Regulation

Toxic Substances: EPA names four categories of chemicals for action, including restrictions and bans
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Even after 35 years, chromatography company stays focused to retain technological edge
(pp. 22-23)
BASF is trying to make the most of its new position in plastics additives
(pp. 24-25)
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Government & Policy

Exporters seek ratification of U.S.-Korea trade pact amid rising protectionist sentiment in Congress
(pp. 30-32)
News Analysis: Copenhagen meeting falls victim to evolving global-warming politics
(pp. 27-29)

Books

Book excoriates the antiscience crowd by examining recent controversies
(pp. 35-36)
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Science & Technology

Nanotechnology: Molybdenum oxide cluster provides seeding ground to form donut-shaped structure
(p.33)
Human Evolution: Our blueprint contains genetic information from an unexpected viral source
(p.33)
Manuscript-polishing services multiply as more authors aim to publish in English-language journals
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Measured by patent applications or journal articles, growth in chinese scientific output is stupendous
(pp. 35-37)

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