April 12, 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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April 12, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 15
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April 12, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 15
After a difficult first year as CEO, Ellen Kullman sets the stage for growth
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Government & Policy
U.S. Focuses on commercialization and strengthening environmental, health, and safety research (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists unveil potential drugs for brain, autoimmune, liver ailments (pp. 30-33)
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News of the Week

Graphene's Thermal Conductivity

Materials: Ultrathin carbon dissipates heat well when supported by a solid
(p.5)

Accelrys And Symyx Sign Merger Deal

Informatics: Scientific software firms combine to find synergies and growth
(p.6)

Data Storage Goes Organic

Materials Science: Device relies on changes in azo conductivity
(p.6)

Five Die In Refinery Fire

Plant Safety: Tesoro refinery blast is the latest in string of accidents under investigation
(p.7)

New U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Arms Reduction: Administration pledges limits on numbers, use, construction of new weapons
(p.8)

Shintech Invests In Louisiana

Basic Chemicals: Company will integrate its PVC business in the state
(p.8)

Element 117 Created

Nuclear Chemistry: Elusive superheavy element fills out picture of periodic table's extremes
(p.9)

Obesity Clue In View

Structural Biology: Close-up of methyl-clipping enzyme might help probe its obesity connection
(p.9)
 

Departments

ACS News

Chemistry visionaries and public figures gather in Delaware to celebrate the ubiquitous material
(p.46)
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Government & Policy

U.S. Focuses on commercialization and strengthening environmental, health, and safety research
(pp. 22-24)
Administration wants to 
curtail tax breaks for U.S. multinationals
(pp. 25-26)
Study claims paradigm shift in energy will drive companies to focus on efficiency to succeed
(p.27)
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Science & Technology

Ion channel in fruit flies' taste neurons hints at how more advanced animals sense water
(p.28)
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists unveil potential drugs for brain, autoimmune, liver ailments
(pp. 30-33)
ACS Meeting News: Symposium brings together atmospheric and indoor chemistry communities
(pp. 34-36)
Seeds sprout in the ashes of forest fires, thanks to small molecules in smoke
(pp. 37-38)
Sustainability, the main attraction at last month's ACS meeting, has leapt to the forefront of chemical thinking
(p.39)

Career & Employment

Fledgling firms offer rewards that sometimes outweigh the risks of conducting high-stakes research on a fast track
(pp. 47-50)

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