May 24, 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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May 24, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 21
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May 24, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 21
Laboratory information management system software for small users makes maximum use of the internet
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Science & Technology
Use of NMR to study nuclear materials and the chemistry of f-block elements grows (pp. 34-35)
Science & Technology
Multiple initiatives aim to unambiguously identify individual scientists so they're credited for their work (pp. 36-37)
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News of the Week

Dendrimersomes Debut

Supramolecular Chemistry: Self-assembled dendrimer-based structures could deliver drugs, other substances
(p.7)

Dispersed Oil Raises Concerns

Spill Cleanup: EPA backs subsurface use of dispersants, but questions remain
(p.8)

New Start For Pd(III) Chemistry

Organometallic Chemistry: Complex with a carbon-Pd(III) bond makes C–C bonds
(p.9)

Pfizer Reveals Plant Closures

Downsizing: Five-year plan will eliminate 6,000 jobs worldwide
(p.9)

Firms Advance Flow Chemistry

Technology: Companies see business opportunity in continuous processes
(p.10)

Synthetic Biology Takes A Step Forward

Genetic Engineering: Team grows bacterial DNA in yeast, transplants it to host cell, which then replicates
(p.10)

Reviving The Malaria Fight

Open Innovation: Companies, consortium publicly disclose scores of potential antimalarial leads
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Asilomar conference raises issues for governance of tests and deployment of climate-controlling technologies
(pp. 26-27)
Legislation is delayed as Congress sorts out details and addresses other domestic priorities
(pp. 29-30)

Books

Twelve-volume collection summarizes the breadth of research on chemistry that is more sustainable
(p.40)
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Science & Technology

Laboratory information management system software for small users makes maximum use of the internet
(pp. 12-16)
Use of NMR to study nuclear materials and the chemistry of f-block elements grows
(pp. 34-35)
Multiple initiatives aim to unambiguously identify individual scientists so they're credited for their work
(pp. 36-37)
Nobel laureate and president-elect of an international scientific organization, lee hopes to promote sustainability
(p.38)

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