October 3, 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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October 3, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 40
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October 3, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 40
As big pharma exits early-stage drug development, contract research firms are serving the nonprofit and government institutions that are taking it on
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 14-19)
Features
Business
Textile dyes: Industry migration to Asia continues (p.12)
Government & Policy
Solyndra’s bankruptcy triggers congressional investigation of Energy Department’s clean energy policies (pp. 28-29)
Science & Technology
Researchers are learning the secrets of mouse chemical communication by peering into their pee (pp. 36-37)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

DOE Plans Shift In R&D Direction

Review: Transportation-related R&D, electric vehicle development to grow
(p.9)

Tronox Will Merge With Ore Supplier

Inorganics: Company says Exxaro unit will enable it to expand to meet demand
(p.10)

White House Honors Scientists

Awards: Winners of National Medals of Science and of Technology & Innovation include chemical scientists
(p.10)

Tweezing Apart Amyloids

Therapeutics: Small molecule sticks to lysine to unglue protein aggregates
(p.11)

House Takes Aim At Clean Air Act

Pollution: Industry backs cost-benefit analyses of EPA rules, but critics fear assault on public health
(p.12)

Huntsman Shrinks Its Swiss Presence

Textile dyes: Industry migration to Asia continues
(p.12)

Catalyst Calculus

Organic Chemistry: Math teases out ideal balance of catalyst qualities
(p.13)

Untangling Polymer Flow

Modeling: New algorithm closely describes dynamics of polymer melt
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Solyndra’s bankruptcy triggers congressional investigation of Energy Department’s clean energy policies
(pp. 28-29)
ACS meeting news: Intricacy of nitrogen cycle complicates emissions regulation
(pp. 30-31)
New laws target bisphenol A, tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate
(p.32)

Education

Through small-scale experiments, Asian educators increase access to, and safety of, hands-on lab experience
(pp. 41-42)
Higher education goes under the microscope in new ‘Piled Higher and Deeper’ movie
(pp. 39-40)