February 6, 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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February 6, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 6
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February 6, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 6
With hopes of thwarting and even deterring a chemical attack, scientists search for the fingerprints of potential threat agents
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Business
U.S. lithium-ion battery makers await transportation transformation (pp. 18-20)
Government & Policy
Analysis that combines amount and potency puts primary metals industry ahead of chemical manufacturing as the main source of dioxin toxicity (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Tracing A Threat

Sample Collection
Dust And Duct Tape Help Chemists Gather Clues
(p.12)
 

News of the Week

Eastman Acquiring Solutia

Specialties: Eastman will see strategic, geographic, and financial gains from the purchase
(p.5)

Censoring Research Results

Science Policy: Federal advisory board urges heavy redaction of H5N1 avian flu papers
(p.6)

How Resveratrol Works

Biochemistry: Molecule’s metabolic effects result from acting directly on phosphodiesterases, not sirtuins
(p.6)

More Cuts At AstraZeneca

Latest job cuts will eliminate 7,300 positions, including some 2,200 in R&D
(p.7)

Wary Customers Dampen Earnings

Fourth Quarter: Chemical firms blame inventory destocking for poor finish in 2011
(p.7)

Ironing Out Alkene Hydrosilylation

Catalysis: Iron compound could supplant more expensive catalysts
(p.8)

U.S. Wins Trade Tiff With China

Raw Materials: Panel says China unfairly limits export of components for manufacturing
(p.8)

Easy-To-Use Protein Drugs

Drug Delivery: Nanoclusters enable injectable suspensions of proteins
(p.9)

Orange Juice Imports Detained

Contamination: Eleven shipments to U.S. test positive for banned fungicide
(p.9)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Federation of scientific societies evolves into a leading advocate for biomedical researchers
(pp. 28-29)
Analysis that combines amount and potency puts primary metals industry ahead of chemical manufacturing as the main source of dioxin toxicity
(pp. 26-27)