June 25, 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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June 25, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 26
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June 25, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 26
Managing nonrenewable mineral resources will increasingly challenge sustainability of the chemical enterprise
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 12-18)
Features
Business
With government help, many small companies are trying to create a medical arsenal (pp. 23-26)
ACS News
Philadelphia, Aug. 19­–23 (p.51)
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News of the Week

UN Summit Backs A Green Economy

International: Governments meeting in Brazil seek a new model for economic development
(p.7)

Chemical Outlook Dims For Europe

Economy: Trade group lowers forecast for growth in the EU to zero
(p.8)

New Rules May Ax Flame Retardants

Chemicals: State revision to decades-old standard could have nationwide consequences
(p.8)

Recognizing Green Chemistry Achievements

Honors: Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards highlight innovations that prevent pollution and promote sustainability
(pp. 9-10)

Senate Rejects Bid To Kill Mercury Regulation

EPA rule that mandates coal-fired power plants to monitor emissions remains intact, but the Senate is divided over the issue
(p.9)

Shifts In Pharma Noted At BIO

Biotechnology: Annual conference focuses on a new world of drug research and funding
(p.9)

Anticancer Prospect Made From Scratch

Total Synthesis: Chemists map route to natural product (+)-fusarisetin A
(p.10)

Single Amino Acid Forms Fibrils

Amyloid Disease: Phenylalanine aggregates may have a role in phenylketonuria
(p.10)

U.S. Team Selected For Chemistry Olympiad

Team of 4 high school students will compete in 44th International Chemistry Olympiad
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Industry says deep cuts would damage chemical facility antiterrorism program
(pp. 35-36)
Developmental biologist leads NIH flagship institute through tough economic times
(p.37)
Congress, White House finally set to act on 2009 report calling for big changes to forensic science
(pp. 32-34)

Books

Uneven argument for elimination or tighter regulation of many foods, beverages, cosmetics, and nutritional supplements
(pp. 44-45)
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Science & Technology

Glycans in natural mummies survive for thousands of years
(pp. 42-43)
Russia founds a new private university as part of a multi-billion-dollar science and technology city
(pp. 40-41)
Managing nonrenewable mineral resources will increasingly challenge sustainability of the chemical enterprise
(pp. 12-18)

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