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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 21, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 12
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March 21, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 12
Successful chemistry outsourcing service providers bring an intellectual contribution to the projects they carry out for their drug company partners
By Michael McCoy
(p.15)
Features
Government & Policy
Supporters of modern facility to study animal‑borne pathogens still prevail (pp. 32-35)
Science & Technology
Inspired by nature, scientists build walking molecules that stay on track (pp. 43-45)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Pharma Outsourcing

Giving New Life To An Old Molecule
Case study #1: Novasep helps Provepharm quickly scale up to make a better pharmaceutical ingredient
(pp. 16-17)
Betting On Boron
Case study #2: Naeja helps Anacor realize its goal of boron-containing pharmaceuticals
(pp. 18-19)
Rethinking A Renin Inhibitor
Case study #3: Vitae turns to Solvias for a new synthetic route as well as Phase II clinical production
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

Japan Fights For Its Rising Sun

Natural Disaster: Frontline reports from the country's chemical enterprise underscore the scope of the tragedy, hopes for recovery
(pp. 8-9)

'Good' Cholesterol Comes Into Focus

Heart Disease: Cross-linking mass spectrometry gives clues to native structure of high-density lipoprotein
(p.10)

Upbeat Outlook At Pittcon

Instrumentation: Firms expand offerings as consolidation trend continues
(p.10)

Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Lubrizol

Dealmaking: Warren Buffett's holding company takes a shine to chemicals
(p.11)

Stopgap Redux

Another temporary spending measure will keep the federal government funded until April 8
(p.11)

A New Heartbeat Helper

Drug Discovery: Small molecule powers cardiac myosin to counteract heart failure
(p.12)

Sperm’s Come-hither Channel

Reproductive Biology: Membrane protein relays steroid hormone signal
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Business

French firm’s integration of two manufacturing sites in China should boost competitiveness
(pp. 24-25)
Instrument maker develops near‑infrared analyzers to monitor mined ores
(pp. 26-27)
The UCSF Vice Dean believes universities need to be more active in finding creative partnerships with big pharma
(p.28)
Case study #1: Novasep helps Provepharm quickly scale up to make a better pharmaceutical ingredient
(pp. 16-17)
Case study #2: Naeja helps Anacor realize its goal of boron-containing pharmaceuticals
(pp. 18-19)
Case study #3: Vitae turns to Solvias for a new synthetic route as well as Phase II clinical production
(pp. 20-21)
Successful chemistry outsourcing service providers bring an intellectual contribution to the projects they carry out for their drug company partners
(p.15)

Government & Policy

President’s fiscal 2012 budget provides great opportunities, even as 2011 budget remains uncertain
(pp. 39-40)
Supporters of modern facility to study animal‑borne pathogens still prevail
(pp. 32-35)
Regulation of chemicals is increasingly being done outside the federal government
(pp. 36-38)

Education

For Ph.D. students, organizing symposia for ACS national meetings cultivates workplace skills, opens doors
(pp. 54-55)
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Science & Technology

Chemical Analysis: A lightweight and inexpensive instrument uses wire from a light bulb and power from a car battery
(p.41)
Materials Science: Researchers produce an all-carbon composite solar cell from organic components suspended in water
(p.41)
Inspired by nature, scientists build walking molecules that stay on track
(pp. 43-45)
Lone protein’s locale explains distinctive sting
(pp. 46-47)
Decades-long question about Antifungal Agent’s Mechanism is answered
(p.51)
Study provides real-time glimpse of assembly of single spliceosomes
(p.32)

Career & Employment

In the wake of the recession, west coast chemists find jobs in recuperating businesses and emerging fields
(pp. 63-66)

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