March 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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March 7, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 10
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March 7, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 10
Chemical controls, government action, and personal vigilance are all required to tame the outbreak
By William G. Schulz
(pp. 13-18)
Features
Business
Cheap raw materials and a muted industry downturn add up to good times for U.S. companies (pp. 22-25)
ACS News
Anaheim, Calif., March 27–31 (p.58)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Europe’s Firms Back On Track

Chemical Earnings: Economic growth powers fourth-quarter rebound
(p.7)

‘Shaving’ Graphene

Nanoscience: Zinc treatment chemically peels off layers of graphene
(p.8)

Government On Life Support

Congress: Temporary spending bill averts government shutdown, at least for now
(p.8)

Organocatalysis Expands

Synthesis: Method directly yields β-functionalized aldehydes
(p.9)

Daiichi Will Buy Plexxikon

Pharmaceuticals: Deal adds to spending spree by Japan’s drugmakers
(p.10)

Quake Shakes New Zealand Chemistry

Natural Disaster: Upheaval closes Christchurch area universities
(p.10)

Greenlight For New Automotive Refrigerant

Regulation: Compound has low global warming potential, EPA says
(p.11)

Patent Overhaul Gathers Steam

Intellectual Property: Amendments to a Senate bill move patent reform a step forward
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Cheap raw materials and a muted industry downturn add up to good times for U.S. companies
(pp. 22-25)
Lilly’s online drug discovery initiative reaches its first collaborative deal with the University of Notre Dame
(pp. 26-27)
To succeed in personal care, BASF looks to link the scientific and the emotional
(pp. 28-29)
The Chemical Industry Medal Winner navigated Eastman Chemical through a difficult period
(p.30)
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Government & Policy

Standards agency quits calibration of mercury thermometers
(p.34)
Reusing comet-exploring spacecraft yields big payoffs
(pp. 37-38)
Insights: Chemists should be aware of the potential risks posed by the products they make
(p.40)
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Science & Technology

Chemical controls, government action, and personal vigilance are all required to tame the outbreak
(pp. 13-18)
Toxicology: Glycoproteins that line animals' respiratory and digestive tracts bind polyaromatic hydrocarbons, helping the pollutants enter cells
(p.43)
Cutting-edge analytical methods decipher molecular clues buried in age-old artifacts
(pp. 44-47)
After sitting interminably in magnesium’s shadow, the alkaline-earth metal’s chemistry is coming alive
(pp. 49-51)

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