January 30, 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 30, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 5
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January 30, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 5
Seeing some improvement in business, contract manufacturers hope for stability during a period of continuing uncertainty
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers challenge a sensational claim, while others revisit arsenic biochemistry (pp. 42-47)
ACS News
San Diego, March 25–29 (p.57)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Custom Chemicals

Sourcing Beyond China And India
Quality issues and rising costs could help shift the pharmaceutical chemical supply base to new emerging markets
(pp. 20-26)
 

News of the Week

A Focus On Manufacturing

State Of The Union: Jobs, clean energy, tax reform top Obama’s election-year agenda
(p.7)

Prostate Cancer Target Analyzed

Molecular Structure: Detailed view of cancer-related cytochrome P450 could aid drug design
(p.8)

Roche Bids To Buy Illumina

Diagnostics: Acquisition would create a leading manufacturer of gene-sequencing instruments
(p.8)

Carbon Crafted Into Membranes

Nanofiltration: New carbon-based materials could improve versatility of ultrathin membranes
(p.9)

Systemic Failures Cited In Lab Death

Report: State investigator alleges safety and training breakdown at UCLA
(p.10)

U.S. Energy Supply And Demand

Forecast: Report predicts growth for domestic oil, gas, and renewables, and a decline for coal
(p.10)

DSM Joins Poet In Biofuels Push

Cellulosic Ethanol: Joint venture targets early profits, multiple locations
(p.11)
 

Departments

Business

News Analysis: ADM’s breakup with Metabolix and their bioplastics venture shows risks of big industrial partners
(pp. 32-33)
Seeing some improvement in business, contract manufacturers hope for stability during a period of continuing uncertainty
(pp. 12-18)
Quality issues and rising costs could help shift the pharmaceutical chemical supply base to new emerging markets
(pp. 20-26)
Proliferation of waterborne products quickens the pace of change in antimicrobial formulations
(pp. 30-31)