April 11, 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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April 11, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 15
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April 11, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 15
After a frenzy to develop better and more selective PI3K inhibitors, companies now must figure out how to use them in cancer patients
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 15-19)
Features
Business
Strong Asian growth has reinvigorated the global petrochemical industry (pp. 22-23)
Government & Policy
U.S. seeks to secure deadly pathogens to prevent their use in bioterror attacks (pp. 30-32)
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News of the Week

Solvay To Buy France’s Rhodia

Specialty Chemicals: $4.8 billion acquisition will create a global powerhouse
(p.9)

Carbenes Map Protein Surface

Structural Biology: Highly reactive species nonselectively label amino acids
(p.10)

Government Stalls

Congress: Partisan struggle to set the fiscal 2011 federal budget moves agencies toward closing
(p.10)

Safer Carbonylations

Synthesis: New approach could ease small-scale carbon monoxide reactions
(p.11)

Congress Splits On EPA CO2 Bill

Climate Change: Senate blocks, House backs legislation to ban EPA controls on greenhouse gases
(p.12)

New Route To Graphene Devices

Nanoelectronics: Procedure draws on industry-compatible methods and materials
(p.12)
 

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Science & Technology

After a frenzy to develop better and more selective PI3K inhibitors, companies now must figure out how to use them in cancer patients
(pp. 15-19)
Paleochemistry: Resurrected enzyme reveals sophisticated mechanism of action
(p.34)
Imaging: Biobased label enables scientists to pinpoint proteins in cells, tissues
(p.34)
First enantioselective synthesis of nutlin-3 could lead to analogs for cancer studies
(p.41)