January 23, 2012 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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January 23, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 4
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January 23, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 4
NSF Director talks about how the agency is driving innovation while staying true to its mission of supporting basic research
By Susan R. Morrissey
(pp. 9-12)
Features
Business
Cleaning-product makers hope the coming U.S. launch of laundry capsules succeeds where past attempts have failed (pp. 15-19)
Government & Policy
 (pp. 22-27)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Subra Suresh

New Starts
NSF Programs Rolled Out Last Year Support Innovation
(p.12)
 

News of the Week

Artemisinin Goes With the Flow

Pharmaceuticals: Continuous-flow synthesis produces antimalarial at low cost
(p.4)

Bioplastics Venture Is Off

Manufacturing: Partner Metabolix will lose access to commercial-scale facility, feedstocks
(p.5)

Obama Calls For Agency Revamp

Bureaucracy: Reorganization plan faces skepticism in Congress
(p.5)

Georgia Gulf Rebuffs Westlake

Plastics: Vinyls firm calls takeover offer ‘opportunistic’
(p.6)

Tau Protein, Synthetically

Protein Engineering: Researchers make, modify key player in Alzheimer’s disease
(p.6)

U.S. Competitive Edge Narrows

Science Policy: Federal report shows Asian countries closing in on U.S. leadership in science and engineering
(p.7)

Coupling Nanoparticles

Materials: Cycloaddition chemistry yields hybrid metal oxide materials
(p.8)

Fighting Neuropathic Pain

Metabolomics: Researchers discover a metabolite associated with chronic pain from tissue injury
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

NSF Director talks about how the agency is driving innovation while staying true to its mission of supporting basic research
(pp. 9-12)