February 1, 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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February 1, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 5
February 1, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 5
Shorter perfluoroalkyl chain lengths improve environmental profile of versatile stain-, grease-, and water-repelling chemicals
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 12-17)
Government & Policy
Laboratory accidents in academia to be investigated by chemical safety board (pp. 25-26)
Science & Technology
The future of research on the International Space Station is up in the air (pp. 32-33)
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Government & Policy

Laboratory accidents in academia to be investigated by chemical safety board
(pp. 25-26)
Chemical shippers want congress to tighten oversight of freight rates
(pp. 27-28)
Chemical Regulation: Citing concerns about persistence and toxicity, EPA toughens rules