April 9, 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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April 9, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 15
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April 9, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 15
The famous sea faces challenges from climate change, pollution, overfishing, and tourism—to name just a few
By Sarah Everts
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
Scientific toolmakers look to private equity to bring novel instruments to market (pp. 21-24)
Government & Policy
Foundation celebrates a century of advancing science (pp. 30-32)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Government Acts On Biosecurity

Policy: Federal guidelines on oversight of dual-use research emerge without fanfare
(p.7)

Covalent Ties Reversed

Drug Design: Dual activation groups lead to rapidly reversible covalent kinase inhibitor
(p.8)

Deadly Blast Rocks Evonik Plant

Plant Safety: Two workers are killed in accident at German facility
(p.8)

Imaging Liquids With Graphene

Electron Microscopy: Carbon nanomaterial secures nanosized droplets in blisterlike formations
(p.9)

Keeping Bisphenol A

Science does not support a ban on BPA used in food packaging, FDA determines.
(p.9)

Canada Calls for Triclosan Action

Environment: Government seeks voluntary removal of antibacterial chemical from consumer products
(p.10)

Dow To Close Insulation Plants

Cost Cutting: Chemical maker will shutter four facilities, lay off 900 workers
(p.10)

Putrid Pathway Probed

Natural Products: Studies of odorant biosynthesis could aid water remediation
(p.11)
 

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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts offer new ways to run metal-free addition reactions
(pp. 40-41)
The famous sea faces challenges from climate change, pollution, overfishing, and tourism—to name just a few
(pp. 12-17)
ACS Meeting News: Defense agency funds research to combine nanoparticles and textiles for protective clothing of the future
(pp. 36-38)