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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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May 21, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 21
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May 21, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 21
Catalytic converters continue to advance as regulations further limit emissions of NOx and other pollutants
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 10-16)
Features
Government & Policy
Summit in Rio de Janeiro will set the course for international efforts on sustainable development for years to come (pp. 25-28)
Science & Technology
The wrong isomer has been sold under the name of the cancer-fighting compound (pp. 34-35)
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News of the Week

Promoting Safer Manufacturing

Chemicals: National Research Council urges adoption of inherently safer process assessments
(p.5)

Faults Found In India’s Drug Agency

Pharmaceuticals: Parliamentary committee identifies weaknesses and seeks change of focus, better support
(p.6)

Maintaining Merit Review

Policy: International science summit highlights importance of merit review
(p.6)

Frustrated Lewis Pair Starts A New Radical Family

Metal-Free Reactions: Unquenched acid-base complex captures NO to form versatile nitroxide radicals
(p.7)

Biofuels Bloom In The South

Construction: Firms report progress on projects in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida
(p.8)

Identifying Botulism Toxins

Public Health: In-gel enzymatic digestions and mass spectrometry refine identification
(p.8)

Budget Battle 2013 Begins

Appropriations: Science fares well in House-passed bill
(p.9)

Plutonium Analysis Advances

Spectroscopy: Study of nuclear waste, fuels enabled by observation of NMR signal
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Legislation clears congressional committees with strong bipartisan support
(pp. 30-31)
Summit in Rio de Janeiro will set the course for international efforts on sustainable development for years to come
(pp. 25-28)
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Science & Technology

The wrong isomer has been sold under the name of the cancer-fighting compound
(pp. 34-35)
Raman signatures of gunshot residue differentiate ammunition type and caliber
(pp. 36-37)
Catalytic converters continue to advance as regulations further limit emissions of NOx and other pollutants
(pp. 10-16)

Career & Employment

Chemistry faculty at HBCUs adapt to a new normal
(pp. 41-43)