May 30, 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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May 30, 2011 Issue

Volume 89, Issue 22
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May 30, 2011 Issue, Vol. 89 | Iss. 22
Small firms develop better peptide drug candidates to expand this pharmaceutical class and attract big pharma partners
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 13-20)
Features
Government & Policy
Recent failure of UN talks raises concerns over likelihood of success of efforts to create a green economy (pp. 39-41)
Science & Technology
More than 30 years after his death, a selection of R. B. Woodward’s notes on conducting materials is published (pp. 46-49)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Improving Peptides

Making Peptides At Large Scale
Efficient synthesis is helping to renew interest in the peptide drug market
(pp. 21-25)
 

News of the Week

Ubiquitins In Four-Part Harmony

Biomacromolecular Synthesis: Tetraubiquitin is the longest protein made chemically
(p.7)

Streamlining Regulation

Government: Agencies offer plans for cutting costs, paperwork for businesses
(p.8)

Vertex Hepatitis Drug Is Approved

Pharmaceuticals: Stage is set for a heated competition between Vertex and Merck
(p.8)

Metals Recycling Falls Short

Sustainability: Recycling rates must rise to conserve, maintain resources, UN report says
(p.9)

Star Power

TSCA Reform: Jessica Alba joins push to revise federal chemical law
(p.10)

Watery Magma From The Moon

Moon's Origin: High levels of water found in ancient lunar magma bubbles add twist to giant-impact theory
(p.10)
 

Departments

ACS News

Chemistry professor Vasile Gutsanu has lived through Soviet and independent rule
(p.59)
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Government & Policy

Recent failure of UN talks raises concerns over likelihood of success of efforts to create a green economy
(pp. 39-41)
Senators question cost, lack of applications for greenhouse gas storage plans
(p.42)
An advocate for mentoring young organic chemists will retire from NIH this month
(p.43)
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Science & Technology

Efficient synthesis is helping to renew interest in the peptide drug market
(pp. 21-25)
Small firms develop better peptide drug candidates to expand this pharmaceutical class and attract big pharma partners
(pp. 13-20)
More than 30 years after his death, a selection of R. B. Woodward’s notes on conducting materials is published
(pp. 46-49)
Historical analysis of inflated yield and purity data in organic synthesis papers points to pressure to produce high-impact results
(pp. 50-52)
Scientists use various ways to strengthen immune response to carbohydrate cancer antigens
(pp. 53-57)

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