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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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March 5, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 10
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March 5, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 10
The shale boom is in full swing for the North American petrochemical industry, and producers think it will last
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers begin to connect genes linked to the spectrum of disorders with molecular pathways gone awry (pp. 40-44)
ACS News
San Diego, March 25–29 (p.61)
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Unfavored Ring Route Revealed

Enzymology: Structure, theory answer question about how an unusual biosynthetic step works
(p.5)

A Plethora Of Clean Energy

Innovation: ARPA-E summit shines spotlight emerging technologies
(p.6)

Milestone For European Science

Government: European Research Council marks fifth anniversary in Brussels
(p.6)

European Firms Weather Crisis

Chemical Earnings: Most companies raise profits in 2011
(p.7)

Monsanto Settles Dioxins Suits

Monsanto will pay up to $93 million to settle Agent Orange lawsuits
(p.7)

Alcohols From Aliphatics

Organic Synthesis: Reaction transforms primary C–H bonds with help from oxygen atom, catalyst
(p.8)

Money Flows For Biobased Chemicals

Renewables: Amryis raises $84 million from investors for scale-up
(p.8)
 

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Science & Technology

Optimized synthetic approach could lead to commercial availability
(p.49)
Canadian scientists claim that cyclotron route to the medical-imaging isotope is the answer to shortages
(p.51)
Unconventional materials boost performance of common charge-storage devices
(pp. 46-47)
Researchers begin to connect genes linked to the spectrum of disorders with molecular pathways gone awry
(pp. 40-44)

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