February 27, 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 27, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 9
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February 27, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 9
With their latest synthetic methods, organic chemists help tackle challenges in fluorine chemistry
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 10-17)
Features
Business
Expecting muted economic growth, chemical makers plan modest increases in R&D and capital spending this year (pp. 20-23)
Government & Policy
 (pp. 38-47)
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News of the Week

Dioxins, Assessed At Last

Pollution: After years of study, EPA sets safe level of exposure to the most toxic congener
(p.5)

BASF Advances Battery Agenda

Energy Storage: Purchase of Merck KGaA’s electrolytes business bolsters battery materials unit
(p.6)

How A Toxin Avoids Digestion

Biochemistry: The key to botulinum toxin’s oral toxicity may unlock ways to deliver protein drugs by mouth
(p.6)

Michigan, Dow Agree On Cleanup

Dioxins: Dow is also offering to buy 50 properties near its Midland plant
(p.7)

Metal-Free Hydrogenations

Organic Synthesis: Lewis acid-base pairs enable unprecedented reduction of anilines and other aromatics
(p.8)

Single-Atom Transistor

Nanoelectronics: Device’s performance bodes well for quantum computing
(p.8)

FDA Announcement

Drug shortage action and two cancer drugs are the subject
(p.9)

Uncertain Path For H5N1 Research

Policy: A closed-door meeting and a vague statement from an international panel muddy the road ahead
(p.9)
 

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Business

Chinese newcomer sticks to ambitious plan to become an innovative drug firm
(pp. 32-33)
Customer destocking returned in the fourth quarter, squeezing chemical company profit margins
(pp. 24-26)
Amid slowing growth in 2011, drugmakers took steps to prepare for the year ahead
(pp. 28-30)
Expecting muted economic growth, chemical makers plan modest increases in R&D and capital spending this year
(pp. 20-23)
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Science & Technology

MIT biologist discusses the benefits of public outreach
(p.56)
With their latest synthetic methods, organic chemists help tackle challenges in fluorine chemistry
(pp. 10-17)
Russian, American, and British teams prepare to explore lakes deep under Antarctica’s glaciers
(pp. 54-55)