April 25, 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 25, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 17
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April 25, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 17
Mergers and acquisitions alter the landscape in C&EN’s ranking of leading analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 13-19)
Features
Business
Two compounds to treat the underlying cause of the disease are nearing commercialization (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
Synthetic biologists turn to a microbe named Shewie to ‘wire’ microorganisms for fuel production, energy storage (pp. 34-36)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Continues

Natural Disaster: Plant operator says it will take six to nine months to contain radioactive leaks
(p.7)

Companies Advance Biobased Chemicals

Cleantech: Start-ups are poised to harness cellulosic feedstocks
(p.8)

Mending With Light

Materials Chemistry: Light prompts metallosupramolecular polymers to repair themselves
(p.8)

ACS Bestows 2011 Public Service Award

Honors: Society lauds Jeremy M. Berg of NIH and chemist Norman P. Neureiter
(p.9)

Nabbing Nitrogen

Organic Synthesis: Metal-free method adds amines to alkanes
(p.10)

Nobel Laureate William Lipscomb Dies At 91

Obituary: Acclaimed Harvard University chemist was known for his dedication to science, other wide ranging interests
(p.10)

Chopping Up Lignin

Organic Chemistry: Catalyst selectively cleaves key bond in models of complex plant polymer
(p.11)

Patent Reform On The Move

Intellectual Property: House panel advances bill to reform patent process
(p.11)
 

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Business

Polymer makers are helping additive manufacturing scale up into full parts production
(pp. 22-23)
Two compounds to treat the underlying cause of the disease are nearing commercialization
(pp. 24-25)
Gevo CEO shares lessons learned in the early days of making renewable materials
(p.26)
Mergers and acquisitions alter the landscape in C&EN’s ranking of leading analytical and life sciences instrumentation companies
(pp. 13-19)

ACS News

In this landlocked West African country, chemist Mouhoussine Nacro hopes to preserve centuries-old traditions
(p.41)
ACS honors magnetic resonance advances now considered indispensable in the lab and clinic
(p.43)
ACS Meeting News: Projects to recycle wastewater face not only scientific but also economic and social hurdles
(pp. 38-39)