August 8, 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 8, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 32
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August 8, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 32
Entrepreneurs take big risks to bring the latest scientific tools to market
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 14-19)
Features
Science & Technology
A historic case of fraud in the chemistry community leaves many questions and issues unresolved (pp. 40-43)
Science & Technology
Lotions containing inorganic nanoparticles draw attention of toxicologists and ire of some consumer groups (pp. 44-46)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Business Slows In Europe

Chemicals: Second-quarter results are better than last year’s, but firms see demand softening
(p.9)

More Job Cuts At Merck

Pharmaceuticals: Drugmaker reveals a second round of layoffs despite strong second quarter
(p.10)

Prenylation With A Twist

Biochemistry: Enzyme catalyzes attachment of hydrophobic modifier to peptides in a new way
(p.10)

Patenting Human Genes

Innovation: Appeals court overturns ban on gene patents; biotech industry scores victory
(p.11)

Looking Past Yucca Mountain

Nuclear waste: Blue-ribbon panel calls for interim storage of spent fuel
(p.12)

Science And The Debt Deal

Politics: Compromise includes cuts that will hit science agencies over the next decade
(p.12)

Graphene From Garbage

Materials: Low-value, impure carbon sources yield high-quality graphene
(p.13)

Heavy-Metal Ring Bags Metal Atom

Inorganic Chemistry: Heterocycle traps an uncharged palladium atom in an odd host-guest interaction
(p.13)
 

Departments

Business

Women show marginal gains in this year’s edition of the C&EN survey of female executives
(p.22)
Schrödinger counts on new investments to help it increase the impact of computational chemistry on drug discovery
(pp. 28-29)
Entrepreneurs take big risks to bring the latest scientific tools to market
(pp. 14-19)
Acquisitions of Western assets demonstrate confidence on global stage
(pp. 24-27)

ACS News

ACS’s public policy fellows bring chemistry to Congress
(pp. 54-55)
Society honors 213 members in the third year of its fellows program
(pp. 58-60)
Denver, Aug. 28–Sept. 1
(p.64)
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Government & Policy

Regulations, policies impede commercialization of research from federal labs
(pp. 32-34)
Possibilities for new global climate treaty are slim
(p.36)
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Science & Technology

A historic case of fraud in the chemistry community leaves many questions and issues unresolved
(pp. 40-43)
Lotions containing inorganic nanoparticles draw attention of toxicologists and ire of some consumer groups
(pp. 44-46)
Companies team up with international drug agency to curb athletes’ use of performance-enhancing drugs
(pp. 48-50)

Newscripts

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 6-7)