March 26, 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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March 26, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 13
March 26, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 13
Priestley Medalist Robert Langer’s entrepreneurial streak traces back to his dream of improving people’s lives
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 15-18)
Material innovations on the exterior of consumer products bring new functionalities (pp. 28-33)
Government & Policy
Public-private effort creates a structural biology center (pp. 43-44)
Back Issues

Cover Story: Big-Picture Thinker

MicroCHIPS Announces Results Of Human Trial
Odd One Out
Living Proof Targets Personal Care Market Rather Than Medicine

News of the Week

Watching Battery Anodes In Action

Electrochemistry: Microscopy reveals unusual phase transformation in high-capacity material

Chemists For Hire

ACS News: Unemployment rate of 4.6% for ACS members in 2011 is highest on record

Joining Forces For Food Safety

Instrumentation: Agilent, FDA team up to improve methods for pathogen detection, seafood identification

European Groups Set Up Venture Funds

Investment: Wellcome Trust and Index Ventures increase support for emerging biotech firms

Opioid Receptors Revealed

Structural Biology: Teams unveil structures of membrane proteins involved in pain, pleasure signaling

Bee Deaths And Seed Treatments

Insecticides: Corn-sowing technique may contribute to honeybee deaths

Taming Diazomethane

Organic Synthesis: Hazardous reagent generated without distillation

A Stable Germanone At Last

Main-Group Chemistry: Japanese researchers isolate the first heavy ketone homolog

Communicating Hazards

Regulation: OSHA adopts global system for chemical safety information



Government & Policy

New law sparks competition among states for satellite offices
(pp. 37-39)
Online petition attracts more than 40,000 signatures to protest proposed government R&D cuts and hiring freeze
(pp. 40-42)
Public-private effort creates a structural biology center
(pp. 43-44)