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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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December 6, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 49
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December 6, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 49
Sailing toward the long-dreaded ‘patent cliff,’ drug firms positioned themselves for a new world of science and business in 2010
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 14-21)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers and food manufacturers are developing ingredients to address consumer nutritional needs (pp. 38-40)
Career & Employment
As students continue to flock to drug development, chemistry departments adapt their programs (pp. 47-49)
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News of the Week

Food Safety Bill Hits A Snag

Congress: Senate passes landmark legislation, but procedural error brings more delays
(p.9)

BASF, Ineos Join For Styrenics

Restructuring: Styrene-based plastics venture caps industry reorganization
(p.10)

Sezen Found Guilty Of Fraud

Scientific Misconduct: Columbia University case is one of the worst for chemistry
(p.10)

Europe's REACH Deadline

Some 4,300 chemicals are now registered in accord with European law
(p.11)

Tuning Up For A Breakdown

Biomaterials: Acid-sensitive polymers permit tight control over degradation for in vivo drug delivery
(p.11)

GSK Applauds U.K. Tax Breaks

Pharmaceuticals: Firm pins investments to a tax break on intellectual-property-generated profits
(p.12)

Greenpeace Sues Chemical Firms

Corporate Spying: Environmental group accuses Dow, Sasol of stealing documents, tapping phones
(p.12)

Coal Ash Spill In Tennessee Still A Problem

Environmental Disaster: High levels of arsenic linger downstream of the site of a 2008 accident
(p.13)

New Rubber Beats Heat And Cold

Materials: Nanotube rubber maintains its viscoelasticity in extreme temperatures
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Business

A new DOE program is a financial lifeline for energy-storage start-ups
(pp. 24-27)
CEO Craig Rogerson discusses reorganization and postbankruptcy growth plans
(pp. 28-29)
Dow Corning and Wacker commission a large-scale basic silicones facility in China
(p.30)
Sailing toward the long-dreaded ‘patent cliff,’ drug firms positioned themselves for a new world of science and business in 2010
(pp. 14-21)
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Science & Technology

Microfluidics: A novel device simulates the journey that food and oral medications take through the body
(p.36)
Researchers and food manufacturers are developing ingredients to address consumer nutritional needs
(pp. 38-40)
Chemists identify a possible first molecule in diffuse interstellar bands
(pp. 41-42)
Scientists reassess copper’s role in a reaction on aromatic rings
(pp. 43-44)

Career & Employment

Tough times in pharma provide opportunities for academe
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As students continue to flock to drug development, chemistry departments adapt their programs
(pp. 47-49)

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