April 30, 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 30, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 18
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April 30, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 18
Leading analytical and lab instrument firms in C&EN’s ranking grow via acquisition and expansion in emerging markets
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
A good manufacturing outlook raises demand for engineering polymers in the region (pp. 24-25)
Government & Policy
New EPA effort targets dozens of substances already on the market for in-depth scrutiny  (pp. 28-30)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Top Instrument Firms

FOOD SAFETY
Companies Support New Testing Laboratories Across The Globe
(pp. 12-17)
 

News of the Week

An Early Spring Rescues Earnings

First Quarter: Warm weather gives a head start to agriculture and construction sectors
(p.7)

Nanomaterials In Food, Cosmetics

Policy: FDA releases draft safety guidelines, denies petition to strengthen oversight
(p.8)

Sequencing An Important Epigenetic Mark

Chemical Biology: Technique locates modified cytosines in genomic DNA with single-base resolution
(p.8)

Getting Rid Of Chemical Weapons

Defense Department revises schedules and estimates of cost to complete the task
(p.9)

H5N1 Answers Wanted

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. asks NIH Director Francis S. Collins for details on the growing controversy
(p.9)

AstraZeneca To Buy Ardea

Pharmaceuticals: Small-molecule drug firm will bring a late-stage gout treatment
(p.10)

Blood Typing Made Simple

Bioanalysis: Paper-based device spells out blood type
(p.10)

ACS Honors Legislators

Awards: 2012 Public Service Award goes to three champions of science and engineering policy
(p.11)

Streamlining Tetrazine Synthesis

Organic Chemistry: Lewis acids ease synthesis of biochemical probes
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Head of the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases talks about new ways of funding the development of drugs for neglected diseases
(p.26)
Contract manufacturers find new customers in biobased chemical companies
(pp. 20-22)
A good manufacturing outlook raises demand for engineering polymers in the region
(pp. 24-25)
Leading analytical and lab instrument firms in C&EN’s ranking grow via acquisition and expansion in emerging markets
(pp. 12-17)
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Government & Policy

Chemical safety board’s investigation of a fatal DuPont accident leads to a broader examination of ‘hot work’
(p.31)
Study finds regional variance in impact of electric cars
(p.32)
New EPA effort targets dozens of substances already on the market for in-depth scrutiny
(pp. 28-30)