February 28, 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 28, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 9
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February 28, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 9
President's 2012 budget proposal provides continued growth for science
By Government & Policy Department
(pp. 13-14)
Features
Business
At Informex, suppliers worked to create new and stronger ties with customers (pp. 28-31)
ACS News
Gathering aims to be the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science (pp. 66-67)
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News of the Week

House Slashes Federal Funding

Congress: Senate, House budget battle could lead to government shutdown
(p.7)

Scripps Changes Leadership

Biomedical Research: Richard Lerner will step down as president to be succeeded by Berkeley chemist Michael Marletta
(p.8)

Takeda Splurges On Research

Pharma R&D: Japanese firm opens $1.8 billion center
(p.8)

Chemists Join Wisconsin Budget Battle

Worker's Rights: Bill to limit collective bargaining for state employees sparks widespread protests
(p.9)

Gilead Sciences To Buy Calistoga Pharmaceutical

Acquisitions: Deal adds key oncology compound to acquisitive firm's pipeline
(p.9)

Pushing For A Phthalate

European Union: Industry wants to continue use of DEHP, which is facing a ban under REACH
(p.10)

The Case Of The Missing Xenon

Noble Gases: First XeO2 synthesis could provide the final clue to one of Earth’s geochemical mysteries
(p.10)

Big Enzyme Takes On Tiny Target

Catalysis: Modifying a huge active site enables conversion of methane to methanol
(p.11)

Poor Management Led To BP Spill

Technical Findings: Long-running problems caused Gulf spill, commission finds
(p.11)
 

Departments

Business

At Informex, suppliers worked to create new and stronger ties with customers
(pp. 28-31)
As the economy heats up, demand for chemicals spreads to all regions and sectors
(pp. 32-34)
Companies continued to overhaul R&D amid tepid fourth-quarter results
(pp. 36-38)
From 26 scientists in 2005, Chinese drug firm expects its research payroll to hit 1,500 by next year
(pp. 40-41)
Climate Change: Two studies try to measure long-term impact on business and investors
(p.43)