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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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May 10, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 19
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May 10, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 19
EPA administrator is blazing trails, from regulating greenhouse gas emissions to reforming chemical management policies
By Cheryl Hogue
(pp. 14-18)
Features
Business
The full effects of the recession are evident in C&EN's annual ranking of U.S. chemical firms (pp. 23-27)
Science & Technology
Effort to develop a chemical industry standard is driven by the need to share comparative data (pp. 38-41)
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News of the Week

New Oil Clean-Up Technique Tested

Environment: Novel use of dispersants could mitigate damage from BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico
(p.8)

Obama Pressed To Scrap Drilling Plan

Energy: Administration will review offshore safety and technology issues
(p.9)

Plastic Antibodies Target Peptide

Nanotechnology: Molecularly imprinted nanoparticles remove bee toxin from blood
(p.10)

Virginia Probes Climate Science

Investigation: Attorney General has gone too far, research supporters and critics agree
(p.10)

Optimism Grows For Biotech

BIO Conference: Economic environment for biotech improves, but challenges persist
(p.11)

Illuminating Tumor Cells

Diagnostics: Fluorescent agents target enzyme in cancer cells
(p.12)
 

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Government & Policy

EPA administrator is blazing trails, from regulating greenhouse gas emissions to reforming chemical management policies
(pp. 14-18)
A vanishing stock of the isotope used by research and industry catches most users by surprise
(pp. 31-33)
Obama hopes agreement will keep bomb-grade nuclear raw materials out of terrorists' hands
(pp. 34-35)
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Science & Technology

Neuroscience: Exploring the mechanism behind memory impairment points to a possible solution
(p.36)
New standard could benefit chemical makers and consumer products manufacturers by promoting information exchange
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Effort to develop a chemical industry standard is driven by the need to share comparative data
(pp. 38-41)
Studies elucidate catalytic reaction steps yet key questions remain unsettled
(pp. 42-44)

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