November 7, 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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November 7, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 45
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November 7, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 45
Jobs for chemists might be slightly easier to find in 2012; recruiters and entrepreneurs can help
By Sophie L. Rovner
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Features
Business
Contract research firms that assume control of drug company R&D facilities look for ways to make them sustainable (pp. 14-17)
Science & Technology
Water electrolysis firm aims to help meet 2015 global target for first commercial fuel-cell cars (pp. 26-29)
Back Issues
 
Anemic Recovery Restrains Hiring
Unstable economy serves as backdrop for huge range in chemical companies’ hiring behavior
(pp. 34-40)
Recruiter Rapport
Building relationships with headhunters can often open the door to enticing job prospects
(pp. 42-45)
Jump-Starting Job Growth
Innovation, entrepreneurship can boost careers for chemists, ACS task force reports
(pp. 47-48)
 

News of the Week

Electrophilic Fluorinating Agent Offers Practical Access To Radiolabeled Compounds

Catch-and-release compound is made from fluoride rather than fluorine gas
(p.7)

Cyber-Attack Alert

Chemical companies have been under siege by a hacker in China, security software firm says.
(p.8)

DOE Loan Program Scrutinized

Clean Energy: Another energy firm files for bankruptcy as Administration announces 60-day audit
(p.8)

Better Dye Yields Better Solar Cell

Energy Research: Zinc and cobalt replace ruthenium and iodine, and set a record
(p.9)

Japanese Firms Weather Disasters

Finance: Despite catastrophes, profit drop in fiscal first half is modest
(p.9)

Catalysis Merger Leads to Mild Arylation

Combination of photocatalysis with palladium catalysis could be broadly applicable
(p.10)

Stopping Drug Shortages

Policy: Obama Administration takes steps to ensure availability of critical pharmaceuticals
(p.10)

Z-Selective Metathesis for Macrocycles

Tungsten catalysts dictate stereochemistry of double bond
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Water electrolysis firm aims to help meet 2015 global target for first commercial fuel-cell cars
(pp. 26-29)
Actor discusses his new play on Marie Curie and communicating science
(p.30)

Career & Employment

Innovation, entrepreneurship can boost careers for chemists, ACS task force reports
(pp. 47-48)
Building relationships with headhunters can often open the door to enticing job prospects
(pp. 42-45)
Unstable economy serves as backdrop for huge range in chemical companies’ hiring behavior
(pp. 34-40)
Jobs for chemists might be slightly easier to find in 2012; recruiters and entrepreneurs can help
(p.32)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(p.4)