October 18, 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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October 18, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 42
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October 18, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 42
The advanced polymer catalysts got off to a slower than expected start, but momentum in the marketplace is now steady
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 10-16)
Features
Science & Technology
Through equipment donations, Seeding Labs helps cultivate relationships between scientists in the U.S. and the developing world (pp. 28-30)
Career & Employment
At the top companies to work for, family-like relationships are strengthened by mutual respect and clear communication (pp. 39-41)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Anton Supercomputer Proves Its Mettle

Protein Dynamics: Machine simulates millisecond-scale protein motions, but some note system has limitations
(p.5)

Chemchina Eyes Makhteshim Agan

Crop Protection: Deal would make Chinese firm a global player
(p.6)

Vaccine Liability

Lawsuits: Supreme Court will decide whether law protects drugmakers from claims over injuries
(p.6)

Cystine Imposters Curb Crystallization

Crystal Engineering: Molecular mimics suggest therapeutic strategy for rare kidney disease
(p.7)

LyondellBasell To Be Public Again

Petrochemicals: Stock exchange listing will be a milestone following the company's recent troubles
(p.7)

Coupling Hydrazine

Organic Synthesis: Palladium-catalyzed reaction offers new route to heterocycles
(p.8)

Pfizer To Buy King Pharma

Pharmaceuticals: Pain drug maker is one more purchase before loss of Lipitor patent
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Advocates, opponents turn to state cap-and-trade programs as climate-change bill falters in Congress
(pp. 23-25)

Books

A study of gender issues in academe shows improvement but with critical caveats
(pp. 32-33)
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Science & Technology

Through equipment donations, Seeding Labs helps cultivate relationships between scientists in the U.S. and the developing world
(pp. 28-30)
Deepwater Horizon spill shows how the internet accelerates reporting of the science of disasters
(p.31)

Career & Employment

At the top companies to work for, family-like relationships are strengthened by mutual respect and clear communication
(pp. 39-41)

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