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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 14, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 11
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March 14, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 11
Debut of G-protein-coupled receptors will bolster drugmakers’ tool kits
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 15-21)
Features
Science & Technology
When it goes awry, this defense mechanism can contribute to all stages of cancer progression (pp. 40-43)
ACS News
Chemistry and chemical engineering graduates in 2009 faced a tough job market and falling median salaries (pp. 49-53)
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News of the Week

House Panel Votes To Halt Climate Rules

Environment: Republicans push antiregulatory agenda
(p.9)

China Outlines Path Forward

People’s Congress: Business leaders see opportunity in country’s next five-year plan
(p.10)

Nanodiamonds Fight Cancer

Chemotherapy: Faceted nanomaterials deliver drugs to tumor cells
(p.10)

Oil Spill’s Air Effects Probed

Deepwater Horizon: Aircraft data show how accident’s emissions affected Gulf of Mexico atmosphere
(p.11)

Poised To React

Nanoscience: Tethering molecules to gold surface forces reaction
(p.12)

Senate Rejects House Budget Cuts

Congress: Legislators remain divided about how much to reduce fiscal 2011 spending
(p.12)

First Hit For A Cancer Target

Drug Discovery: Academic collaboration leads to nanomolar inhibitor for phosphatase methylesterase-1
(p.13)
 

Departments

ACS News

A Brief comparison of chemical engineering and chemistry grads
(p.52)
Chemistry and chemical engineering graduates in 2009 faced a tough job market and falling median salaries
(pp. 49-53)
Election of candidates will be main order of business at ACS National meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
(pp. 54-55)
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Government & Policy

Key Republican Party leaders back Clean Energy R&D program
(pp. 32-33)
Regulators join forces with developers to speed up approval of transformative devices
(pp. 34-35)
U.S. federal agencies examine their role in capacity building in developing countries
(p.36)

Science & Technology

Debut of G-protein-coupled receptors will bolster drugmakers’ tool kits
(pp. 15-21)
Chiral Catalysis: Nanoscale proximity of reactants enhances asymmetric hydrogenation
(p.39)
When it goes awry, this defense mechanism can contribute to all stages of cancer progression
(pp. 40-43)
As they transfer to higher organisms in a food web, nanomaterials can increase in concentration, new studies show
(pp. 44-46)

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