August 1, 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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August 1, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 31
August 1, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 31
Material makers will have to adapt to help consumer goods firms fulfill product stewardship goals
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 13-18)
German firm launches charm offensive in China in face of protests over polyurethane project (pp. 20-22)
Science & Technology
Applications of atomic layer deposition now extend well beyond electronics (pp. 38-40)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Taking It Back

Don’t toss it!
Resources abound to help consumers and manufacturers enable responsible reuse and recycling
(pp. 13-18)

News of the Week

Sadara Chemical Venture To Rise

Joint Venture: Construction of $20 billion Dow, Saudi Aramco megaproject is set to begin

Carbon Dioxide Detour Takes To Methanol

Sustainable Chemistry: Alternative syntheses open a door to more efficient industrial processes

Fukushima Plant Reaching Stability

Nuclear Accident: Progress in containing damage means a cold shutdown could happen early next year

Sighting Signaling

Biochemistry: Collaboration enables the first view of a receptor with its G protein

Acid-To-Base Transmutation

Inorganic chemistry: First stable metal-free borylene adduct could aid catalyst design

Single Atoms Mediate Reaction

Catalysis: Isolated platinum atoms remain stable and active in oxidations

Earnings Strength Continues

Second quarter: Demand, pricing power benefit chemical firms



Government & Policy

EPA’s chemical hazard assessment program remains under scrutiny
(pp. 31-33)
FDA meets early deadlines, but House budget cuts put future mandates in question
(pp. 34-35)


A look at the early exploration of a phenomenon with direct bearing on chemistry
(pp. 45-46)