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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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June 14, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 24
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June 14, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 24
Environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Reveals U.S.'s inability to plan for, control, and clean up oil spills in deep waters
By Jeff Johnson And Michael Torrice
(pp. 15-24)
Features
Science & Technology
Ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography improves separations and cuts run times by as much as 90% (pp. 40-44)
Career & Employment
Foreign-born chemists have rich life histories to share, they’re just waiting for someone to ask (pp. 49-52)
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News of the Week

New Personnel At Science Foundation

Appointments: MIT’s Subra Suresh nominated to lead agency; new Chemistry Division head named
(p.9)

Court Convicts Bhopal Managers

Gas Tragedy: Judge in India rules that former Carbide officials were criminally negligent
(p.10)

Nature Publishing May Face Boycott

Publishing: University of California libraries decry journal price hikes
(p.10)

Iodine Catalysis Goes Green

Synthetic Chemistry: Oxidative cyclization route to chiral drug scaffolds is metal-free
(p.11)

Nanoreduction Of Graphene Oxide

Materials: Scanning probe method patterns insulator with conducting features
(p.12)

Suits Target Bayer Schering

Court Case: Claimants say 1970s-era pregnancy test drug caused birth defects
(p.12)

Catalyst Goes Viral

Nanotechnology: Material grown on a virus template performs better than catalysts grown conventionally
(p.13)

Strike At University of Puerto Rico Impacts Research

Academe: Despite disruptions, chemistry faculty and students continue working
(p.13)
 

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Government & Policy

Environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Reveals U.S.'s inability to plan for, control, and clean up oil spills in deep waters
(pp. 15-24)
EPA aims to disclose now-redacted chemical names in industry-supplied health, safety studies
(pp. 36-37)

Books

Case studies provide the framework for examining the ultimate sin in science
(pp. 45-46)
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Science & Technology

Water Pollutants: Sewage treatment plants that serve drugmakers release pharmaceuticals at high concentrations
(p.39)
Ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography improves separations and cuts run times by as much as 90%
(pp. 40-44)

Career & Employment

Foreign-born chemists have rich life histories to share, they’re just waiting for someone to ask
(pp. 49-52)

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