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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 18, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 16
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April 18, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 16
Chemical firms change course in the search for new products for agriculture
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 13-17)
Features
ACS News
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists reveal potential drugs for HIV, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and irritable bowel syndrome (pp. 37-41)
Career & Employment
For the long-term unemployed, the key to finding a new job is to keep skills sharp (pp. 49-51)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Germinating Pesticides

Going Mainstream
Biopesticide Producers Look Beyond Organic Growers
(p.16)
Life After Roundup
Weed Science: The emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds has put agriculture in a quandary
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News of the Week

Picking Up The Pace Of Evolution

Molecular Biology: Method speeds lab-based molecular evolution
(p.7)

Congress Moves Forward On 2011 Budget

Government: Agreement on spending cuts averts a shutdown but will halt expansion plans for several science agencies
(p.8)

Firms Target Biomethionine

Feed Additives: French and South Korean companies join for new route to amino acid
(p.8)

Heterogeneous Tandem Catalysis

Catalysis: Nanostructured layered material performs multistep reaction
(p.9)

Chlorination Improves Organic Electronics

Materials: Treatment could simplify manufacturing, reduce costs
(p.10)

Doubting EPA On Formaldehyde

Risk: Science panel says agency failed to support chemical's link to leukemia, other health problems
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

FDA considers evidence to support link between behavior and artificial colors
(pp. 27-31)
Regulations are under way despite gaps in understanding how chemical vapors invade buildings
(pp. 32-34)

Science & Technology

Chemical firms change course in the search for new products for agriculture
(pp. 13-17)
Sciplanner lets chemists visually interact with Chemical Abstracts Service data
(p.45)
Weed Science: The emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds has put agriculture in a quandary
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Career & Employment

For the long-term unemployed, the key to finding a new job is to keep skills sharp
(pp. 49-51)

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