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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 15, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 7
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February 15, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 7
President Obama’s second budget keeps basic-science funding growing
By Government & Policy Department
(pp. 16-27)
Features
Business
Chemical firms slate a 9.4% hike in capital spending and a step-up in R&D spending of 2.1% (pp. 30-32)
ACS News
This year’s pittcon aims to be the most comprehensive conference and exposition on laboratory science (pp. 54-56)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Air Products Wants Airgas

Industrial Gases: Firm's $7 billion takeover bid turns hostile
(p.11)

Ardent Bement, NSF Director, To Step Down

Personnel: Bush appointee will leave on June 1 to move to Purdue University
(p.12)

NSF Director To Step Down

Personnel: Ardent Bement reveals plans to join Purdue University
(p.12)

Very Cool Chemistry

Fundamentals: Reactions at nano-Kelvin temperatures illustrate the role of quantum mechanics in reactivity
(p.12)

Precise Route To Polypropylenes

Polymer Chemistry: Novel chain-transfer process expands range of possible materials
(p.13)

Providing Climate Information

Commerce Department proposes a climate agency akin to the National Weather Service
(p.13)

After The Smoke Clears

Indoor Chemistry: Tobacco residues react with chemicals in air to form dangerous products
(p.14)

Failed Malaria Drugs

Substandard medicines appear to be widespread in Africa, testing finds
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Business

Chemical firms slate a 9.4% hike in capital spending and a step-up in R&D spending of 2.1%
(pp. 30-32)
Three new CEOs aim to push their start-ups out of the nest and into commercialization
(pp. 34-35)
With international acquisitions, Mumbai’s Dorf Ketal leaps ahead
(pp. 36-37)
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Government & Policy

President Obama’s second budget keeps basic-science funding growing
(pp. 16-27)
Chemical Safety Board aims to increase funding and conduct more accident investigations
(pp. 40-41)
Agency gets 23% boost for fiscal 2011, but budget relies heavily on user fees
(p.42)

Books

Book's lush illustrations, engaging text bring micro- and nanoscale science to a broad audience
(pp. 52-53)

Education

U.S. Naval Academy chemistry majors are a different breed
(pp. 49-50)
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Science & Technology

Researchers worldwide are studying the many links between cancer and metabolism
Web Exclusive
Revival of classic hypothesis opens auspicious avenues to treatments
(pp. 46-47)

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