April 23, 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 23, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 17
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April 23, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 17
Novice status notwithstanding, mass spectrometry answers questions that other methods can’t
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Government & Policy
Coalition asks EPA to use Clean Air Act to push inherently safer technologies (pp. 27-29)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Stable carbenes and their analogs have rich potential for applications beyond catalysis (pp. 34-36)
Back Issues
 
Easing The Toil Of Hydrogen Exchange
Experiments to probe protein behavior get significant assist from instrument maker
(pp. 16-17)
 

News of the Week

Synthetic Genetics

Artificial Genes: Mimics of nucleic acids are capable of information storage, heredity, and evolution
(p.5)

Common Antibiotic Mechanism Shown

Microbiology: Antibiotics kill bacteria by oxidizing guanine nucleotides
(p.6)

Nylon Shortage Threatens Automakers

Supply Chain: A plant fire in Germany could slow car production in Detroit
(p.6)

EPA Issues Fracking Rules

Air Pollution: Regulation puts off tough air emissions controls until 2015
(p.7)

Sequestering Key Plant Hormone

Molecular Biology: Family of protein transporters controls auxin levels in plant cells
(p.8)

Solar Firms Scale Back

Manufacturing: First Solar, SunPower cut production
(p.8)

Electrodes By Solution Processing

Electronics: Polymer coating simplifies organic thin-film technology
(p.9)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Federal agencies scientific integrity policies vary; implementation will be key
(pp. 30-31)
Coalition asks EPA to use Clean Air Act to push inherently safer technologies
(pp. 27-29)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: How investigators discovered and destroyed an explosives-filled home
(pp. 38-39)
ACS Meeting News: Stable carbenes and their analogs have rich potential for applications beyond catalysis
(pp. 34-36)
Novice status notwithstanding, mass spectrometry answers questions that other methods can’t
(pp. 11-15)
Ammonia’s the player in this beleaguered meat product
(p.40)
Experiments to probe protein behavior get significant assist from instrument maker
(pp. 16-17)

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