February 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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February 7, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 6
February 7, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 6
Field campaigns target the chemistry behind air quality and climate
By Jyllian N. Kemsley
(pp. 11-15)
Polyethylene terephthalate producers hope consolidation will improve the market (pp. 18-19)
Intensive new program introduces bard college freshmen to how science works (pp. 32-33)
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News of the Week

Pfizer Reveals More R&D Cuts

Pharma Jobs: Firm will close its Sandwich, England, site and exit several research areas

Changing Course On Perchlorate

Regulation: EPA will set drinking water standards for the rocket-fuel chemical

Peeling Away Nanosheets

Materials Science: Liquid exfoliation enhances materials’ properties

Celebrating Chemistry

Solutions: International Year of Chemistry panel mulls 21st-century challenges

Cytec Sells Basics Unit To Private Equity Firm

Acquisition: H.I.G. Capital adds another chemical business to its portfolio

Linking Lomaiviticin

Organic Synthesis: Extensive search reveals metal complex that makes natural product's crowded bond

Oil Dispersants Persist in the Deep

Gulf Spill: Researchers find that an anionic surfactant lingers months after its use in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Exploring Safer Processes

Plant Security: National Research Council will examine alternative chemical manufacturing techniques



Government & Policy

EPA changing method for estimating health benefits of its regulations
(pp. 23-24)
Senators voice support, criticism for Gulf oil spill report and indicate legislation is likely
(pp. 24-25)


With history as a guide, book argues for less stringent patents and copyrights
(pp. 34-35)


Intensive new program introduces bard college freshmen to how science works
(pp. 32-33)