September 27, 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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September 27, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 39
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September 27, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 39
Faced with new guidelines that many find constraining, pharmaceutical manufacturers are seeking ways to avoid or reduce harmful contaminants in drugs
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 16-26)
Features
Business
Private equity firms are investing in the risky business of fine and pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing (pp. 32-34)
Education
ACS Meeting News: Technology provides more options, but print textbooks will remain, at least for now (pp. 63-64)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Genotoxic Impurities

Detecting Low-level Impurities
Controlling genotoxic impurities means finding the analytical method best suited to the task
(pp. 27-29)
 

News of the Week

Probing Key Vision Event

Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Rhodopsin isomerization owes speed to conical intersection between electronic states
(p.11)

Johnson & Johnson Negotiating To Buy Crucell

Biopharmaceuticals: Acquisition poised to create vaccine franchise for drug conglomerate
(p.12)

Science Education Found Wanting

Federal Programs: Presidential advisers seek improved coordination for science and math education
(p.12)

Light Controls Surface-Charging

Electrostatics: Method could reveal mechanism of ubiquitous phenomenon behind static cling, copy machines
(p.13)

Oil Spill's Size Swells

Deepwater Horizon: Magnitude of gulf accident is far larger than previous estimates
(p.14)

Walmart Turns To Thin-Film Solar

Renewable Energy: Project will give Miasolé and First Solar a rooftop tryout
(p.14)

Assay For Key Ghrelin Enzyme

Click Chemistry: Approach could help researchers find antiobesity drug leads
(p.15)
 

Departments

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Business

Private equity firms are investing in the risky business of fine and pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing
(pp. 32-34)
ACS Meeting News: JAK2 inhibitors show promise at knocking down the symptoms of rare blood cancers
(pp. 36-39)
Green chemistry is touted as a model of industrial and pharmaceutical process efficiency
(p.40)
Controlling genotoxic impurities means finding the analytical method best suited to the task
(pp. 27-29)
Faced with new guidelines that many find constraining, pharmaceutical manufacturers are seeking ways to avoid or reduce harmful contaminants in drugs
(pp. 16-26)
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Government & Policy

New leadership will examine environmental methods, test alternative recruitment strategies
(pp. 43-45)
Mandatory grant application supplements detailing how data will be shared will increase transparency, agency hopes
(pp. 46-47)

Books

A look at how the substances we ingest can affect our brains and behavior
(pp. 65-66)

Education

ACS Meeting News: Technology provides more options, but print textbooks will remain, at least for now
(pp. 63-64)

Science & Technology

Organic Chemistry: A surprising cascade reaction is at the heart of the shortest ever route to compound
(p.49)
Water Quality: Silver in our cosmetics and clothes can end up as silver sulfide nanoparticles in sewer sludge
(p.48)
ACS Meeting News: Small molecules that interact with DNA are bound to regulate gene expression
(pp. 50-53)
ACS Meeting News: Interactions between medications, foods, and supplements take many forms
(pp. 55-57)
ACS Meeting News: Process chemists rework synthesis of anti-HIV drug to lower its cost
(pp. 58-59)
Ronald Breslow, a lifelong academic, garners the chemical industry’s big prize, the Perkin Medal
(pp. 60-61)

Career & Employment

In an unfavorable pharma job market, many chemists are migrating to new careers
(pp. 75-78)

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