January 31, 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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January 31, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 5
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January 31, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 5
Slowly recovering in 2010, contract manufacturers envision a path toward growth by responding to marketplace shifts
By Ann M. Thayer
(p.13)
Features
Science & Technology
Is chemistry facing a glut of Ph.D.s? (pp. 46-52)
ACS News
Anaheim, Calif., March 27–31 (p.75)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

Fulfilling Capacity
Despite industry-wide consolidation, pharmaceutical companies continue to offer contract manufacturing
(pp. 21-26)
 

News of the Week

Betting On Innovation, Education

State Of The Union: Obama lays out how U.S. should adapt to a changed world
(p.7)

International Year Of Chemistry Launches

Opening Ceremony: Paris hosts chemistry delegates from around the world
(p.8)

Pharma Firms Clinch Deals In Oncology

Acquisitions: Purchases add to Amgen's product pipeline and expand diagnostics at Novartis
(p.8)

Year Ends On High Note

Fourth Quarter: Chemical industry reports strong 2010 sales and earnings powered by economic recovery
(p.9)

Catalyst Makes A Novel Switch

Catalysis: Small-molecule iron complex has mixed activity that was exclusive to nature
(p.10)

EPA Ordered To Issue Boiler Rules

Air Pollution: Federal court rejects agency's plea for more time, sets February deadline
(p.10)

Parallel Printing At The Nanoscale

Lithography: Simplified patterning method reproducibly yields thousands of copies
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Roche’s exit cast a pall, but others claim progress in developing RNAi-based drugs
(pp. 30-33)
Chemical companies face challenges in repairing legacy chemical sites
(pp. 34-36)
Despite industry-wide consolidation, pharmaceutical companies continue to offer contract manufacturing
(pp. 21-26)
Slowly recovering in 2010, contract manufacturers envision a path toward growth by responding to marketplace shifts
(p.13)
Biobased Materials: Thailand's PTT Chemical puts down $60 million on Myriant's bio-based succinic acid venture
(p.28)
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Government & Policy

Agency weighs safety concerns related to mercury exposure
(pp. 40-41)
EPA adopts new numbers to estimate risks from Dioxins, Furans, and PCBs
(pp. 42-43)

Books

The art and logic of chemical synthesis as presented by a master practitioner
(p.56)