July 25, 2011 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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July 25, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 30
July 25, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 30
Chemical producers show surprisingly good profits soon after the recession
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 12-15)
Science & Technology
Discovery of potential diagnostic tools has been plagued with problems (pp. 40-43)
Career & Employment
international assignments are returning, but with far fewer perks (pp. 49-50)
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Ecolab To Buy Water Firm Nalco

Specialties: Transaction will create a leader in water treatment and cleaning products

U.S. Takes Home Gold

Academics: International Chemistry Olympiad concludes with two golds, two silvers for U.S. team

A Personal Meter For Everything

Sensors: System allows glucose monitors to measure other analytes

Seattle Genetics Hits A Key Target

Pharmaceuticals: FDA panel gives thumbs up to antibody-drug conjugate

The (Synthetic) Nose Knows

Bioelectronics: Chemical sensor combines olfactory proteins and carbon nanotubes to mimic biology

Blueprint For Science Education

Curriculum: Framework is supposed to yield national teaching standards by 2012

Slate Set For ACS Fall Ballot

Election: Candidates for president-elect, director-at-large, and District III and VI directors named


ACS News

David Dodoo studies the environmental impact of mining on this West African nation

Government & Policy

Chemical industry seeks regulatory certainty in antiterrorism standards
(pp. 30-32)
Experts warn that scientific creativity in the U.S. will decline without adequate funding
(pp. 34-35)
Program ends after 30 years, leaving a mixed legacy

Career & Employment

international assignments are returning, but with far fewer perks
(pp. 49-50)