September 26, 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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September 26, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 39
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September 26, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 39
Automakers push ahead on energy-saving carbon fiber composites despite questions of economic viability
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Republicans, Democrats may come together to pass a trio of long-delayed agreements (pp. 23-25)
Science & Technology
Researchers strive to tailor patient care by developing nanoparticles called theranostics that can simultaneously monitor and treat disease (pp. 29-32)
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News of the Week

Pitcher Plant Inspires Super Slippery Surface

Materials Science: Material mimics plant’s slick surface structure
(p.5)

Dow Funds 2012 Chemistry Olympiad

Philanthropy: Firm will help ACS host competition with $2.5 million pledge
(p.6)

Ireland Beckons Biotech Business

Pharmaceuticals: Investments and mergers have Irish eyes smiling
(p.6)

Moving From Lab To Market

Technology Transfer: President Obama unveils initiatives to encourage, support commercialization
(p.7)

Lowering The Brain’s Drawbridge

Drug Delivery: New technique shepherds large molecules across the blood-brain barrier in mice
(p.8)

Protests Flare At Chinese Solar Plant

Environment: Water contamination infuriates nearby residents
(p.8)

EPA Stalls on Carbon Dioxide Rules

Greenhouse Gas: Agency puts off proposal to cut power plant emissions
(p.9)

Longest Synthetic Oligosialic Acids

Carbohydrate Chemistry: Achievement could aid design of antibacterial vaccines
(p.9)
 

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Government & Policy

Republicans, Democrats may come together to pass a trio of long-delayed agreements
(pp. 23-25)
Judge to decide whether climate researcher can argue for protection of his documents
(p.26)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Inorganic Chemistry turns 50, giving inorganic chemists a reason to pause and celebrate
(pp. 33-35)
ACS Meeting News: Analytical chemists devise ways to watch radioactive streams
(pp. 36-37)
Researchers strive to tailor patient care by developing nanoparticles called theranostics that can simultaneously monitor and treat disease
(pp. 29-32)

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