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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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April 4, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 14
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April 4, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 14
At Pittcon 2011 attendance improves, as does the instrument industry business climate
By Stu Borman
(pp. 37-40)
Features
Government & Policy
Japanese nuclear power plant crisis sparks examination of U.S. reactors (pp. 27-28)
Science & Technology
Artifact-staining dye structures revealed, but case far from closed (pp. 32-33)
Back Issues
 
Analyze This
Mass Spec And Spot Analysis Highlighted At C&EN Pittcon Luncheon
(p.40)
Carbon-Based Microdevices
Materials from the semiconductor industry allow scientists to ‘machine’ carbon
(pp. 41-42)
 

News of the Week

Chemists Gather In The Golden State

ACS Meeting News: Natural resources chemistry was Anaheim meeting theme
(p.9)

Polymer Synthesis On Command

ACS Meeting News: Applied voltage modulates polymerization with precise control
(p.10)

Probing Cancer Drug Resistance

ACS Meeting News: Atomic force microscopy could yield new insights from observed changes in treated cancer cells
(p.10)

A New Twist on Aqua Regia

ACS Meeting News: Powerful organic-based systems dissolve noble metals under mild conditions
(p.11)

New Center Will Promote Lab Safety

Academe: University of California, Los Angeles, effort will study effectiveness of lab safety programs
(p.11)

Obama’s Energy Plan

Administration: President vows to cut oil imports, fight for sustained energy R&D spending
(p.12)

Petrochemicals’ U.S. Growth Spurt

Investment: Two large projects are considered to take advantage of cheap natural gas
(p.12)

Prudent Practices Updated

ACS Meeting News: Manual for safe handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals receives a makeover
(p.13)

Single-Molecule Potentiometers

ACS Meeting News: As electrode moves along molecular wire, conductance of single-molecule device changes
(p.13)

Japan's Industry Stands Strong

Natural Disaster: Many firms resume operations as buyers make supply chain adjustments
(p.14)

Japanese Reactor Saga Continues

Nuclear Power: Japanese engineers fight to regain control; Congress reviews U.S. nuclear plant practices
(p.14)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Department of Commerce program tries to facilitate getting innovations to the marketplace
(p.29)
Globalchem examines EPA move to make public more data that companies claim as confidential
(pp. 24-26)
Japanese nuclear power plant crisis sparks examination of U.S. reactors
(pp. 27-28)

Education

Dow Chemical teams with MIT and Texas A&M to set up science education programs
(p.47)

Science & Technology

Mass Spec And Spot Analysis Highlighted At C&EN Pittcon Luncheon
(p.40)
Materials from the semiconductor industry allow scientists to ‘machine’ carbon
(pp. 41-42)
Artifact-staining dye structures revealed, but case far from closed
(pp. 32-33)
As regulators consider tightening limits on Cr (VI) in drinking water, analysis and treatment technology may limit how low they can go
(pp. 34-35)
ACS Meeting News: Rare complexes could provide new leads for gold-mediated chemical processes
(p.37)
ACS Meeting News: Two compounds eliminate bitter aftertaste
(p.36)
ACS Meeting News: Two-component strategy translates trace analytes into a colored readout
(p.37)
ACS Meeting News: Chemists aim to create waterproof coatings that protect retinal implants without causing scarring
(p.36)
ACS Meeting News: Heavy metals promote the spread of antibiotic resistance in treatment plant microbes
(p.36)

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