August 29, 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 29, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 35
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August 29, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 35
Controversy smolders over federal use of aerially applied fire retardants
By Cheryl Hogue
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Business
Seasoned executives foresee big opportunities for innovative drugs for the Chinese market (pp. 18-21)
Science & Technology
Utilities are starting to take advantage of naturally occurring microbes to rid drinking water of nitrate, perchlorate (pp. 34-35)
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News of the Week

Prefab Synthesis Moves Ahead

Organic Chemistry: First stable α–boryl aldehydes ease preparation of complex small molecules
(p.5)

A Clash Of Interests

Ethics: Health department’s new conflict-of-interest policies raise concerns
(p.6)

BASF To Invest Big In Brazil

Petrochemicals: Planned facility includes South America’s first acrylic acid, superabsorbent polymers plants
(p.6)

Asteroid Yields Its Secrets

Space Science: Rock particles show link with meteorites, solve weathering mysteries
(p.7)

Fixing Regulations

Government: Moves will save $10 billion in five years, Obama Administration says
(p.8)

Genomatica To Go Public

Biobased Chemicals: Initial public offering plan follows partnership and new product announcements
(p.8)

New Method Is Spot On

Microfluidics: Droplet-based method could help automate dried blood spot analysis
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Controversy smolders over federal use of aerially applied fire retardants
(pp. 11-15)
For women in science and technology, salaries, number of degrees remain lower than for men
(pp. 28-30)
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Science & Technology

Chemist and historian studies alchemy to fully understand modern chemistry’s evolution
(p.40)
Utilities are starting to take advantage of naturally occurring microbes to rid drinking water of nitrate, perchlorate
(pp. 34-35)
Biochemistry: A sugar that coats the human ovum and is recognized by sperm may help explain the first steps of fertilization
(pp. 36-37)
Microfluidics-based test for HIV and syphilis rivals lab-based tests
(p.39)