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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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March 8, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 10
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March 8, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 10
Five decades of laser technology shine light on chemistry fundamentals
By Mitch Jacoby
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Features
Business
At Informex, companies wooed customers with new in-house and partnered capabilities (pp. 20-22)
Government & Policy
News Analysis: Obama offers waste-plan overhaul, more R&D funds, and loan guarantees in hopes of building more reactors (pp. 31-33)
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News of the Week

Superconductor Is Simply Organic

Materials: Graphene subunit is a new class of organic high-temperature superconductors
(p.7)

Climate Panel To Get Independent Review

Climate Change: UN to commission audit of IPCC procedures
(p.8)

Upbeat Outlook At Pittcon

Instrumentation: Business picks up as worry over economy begins to dissipate
(p.8)

Germany's Merck To Acquire Millipore

Life Sciences: Deal will balance diversified company by adding lab and bioproducts business
(p.9)

Astellas Presses Bid For OSI

Pharmaceuticals: Japanese firm hopes to add oncology to its U.S. operations
(p.10)

Methane From Arctic Ocean

Climate Science: Amount of the greenhouse gas seeping from undersea deposits is much greater than expected
(p.10)

Dow To Exit Styrenics

Sale of Styron division to Bain Capital for $1.6 billion further focuses portfolio
(p.11)

Glycoproteins Made To Order

Chemical Biology: First homogeneous, eukaryote-type N-glycoproteins from prokaryotes
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Chemical Industry Medalist Michael E. Campbell sees industry advancing by embracing change Michael E. Campbell sees industry advancing by embracing change
(pp. 23-25)
Chemical firms, focused on survival, avoided big-ticket acquisitions in 2009
(pp. 26-27)
Proposed revamp of psychiatry tome presents opportunities for drug firms
(p.28)
At Informex, companies wooed customers with new in-house and partnered capabilities
(pp. 20-22)
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Government & Policy

News Analysis: Obama offers waste-plan overhaul, more R&D funds, and loan guarantees in hopes of building more reactors
(pp. 31-33)
Atmospheric measurements can truth-check assertions about greenhouse gas reductions
(pp. 34-35)

Books

Book probes chemicals of concern as well as the concepts and perspectives of green chemistry
(pp. 44-45)