February 21, 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 21, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 8
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February 21, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 8
R&D chiefs agree that big pharma’s fully integrated business model has one more chance to deliver
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-16)
Features
Business
The recession behind them, chemical firms plan healthy increases in R&D and capital spending this year (pp. 19-22)
Science & Technology
Number and influence of English-language chemistry publications from China climb (pp. 35-36)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Science Prevails In 2012 Budget Request

Government: Proposal includes targeted increases for R&D, but comes as Congress is still wrestling with this year's funding
(p.7)

Dynein’s Motor Revealed

Structural Biology: Researchers solve first crystal structure of long-elusive molecular motor
(p.8)

Uncertainty Plagues Anthrax Probe

Investigation: Molecular techniques don't identify the source of anthrax used in 2001 attacks, NRC report says
(p.8)

Sanofi, Genzyme Come To Terms

Acquisitions: For $20 billion, French firm nets a biologics pipeline
(p.9)

USDA Approves Ethanol Corn

Agriculture: Genetically modified crop will boost biofuel production, but critics raise red flags
(p.9)

Alkenes From Diazo Compounds

Organic Chemistry: Versatile nitrogen-containing reagents have surprising reactivity
(p.10)

Clariant To Buy Süd-Chemie

Specialties: Swiss firm makes its first big move after period of downsizing
(p.10)

Biobased Chemical Deals Abound

Green Chemistry: Customers, investors, and technology firms link up for renewables production
(p.11)

Connecting Bacteria

Microbiology: Nanotube links between cells foster exchange of genes and proteins
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Legislation could help the patent office reduce a massive backlog of applications
(pp. 27-30)
NRC looks at methyl isocyanate and how chemical companies can cut use, storage of toxic materials
(pp. 31-32)

Education

Internet giant Google launches global online science fair
(p.39)