July 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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July 9, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 28
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July 9, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 28
With a nonbinding agreement, but also corporate and institutional commitments for sustainability, gathering in Brazil gets mixed reviews
By Cheryl Hogue
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Business
Northwestern state in India attracts disproportionate share of chemical and pharmaceutical industry (pp. 16-19)
Science & Technology
Researchers struggle to find practical applications for nanoscale patterning technique (pp. 30-31)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Rio Roundup

Sustainable Businesses
In Rio, corporations lay out how they are changing their ways
(pp. 10-14)
 

News of the Week

New Biological Signaling Agent Identified

Cell Regulation: HSNO may connect nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide pathways
(p.5)

Ruling Sought On Rare Earths

Trade: The U.S., Europe, and Japan want WTO to settle a dispute on China’s export restrictions
(p.6)

Zinc Finger Agents Enter Cells Solo

Molecular Biology: The gene-modifying proteins can be delivered without viral packaging of their genes
(p.6)

Dow To Move Pennsylvania Researchers To New Labs

Research: Dow says move will substantially increase lab and pilot-plant space
(p.7)

Drug Partners To Buy Amylin

Pharmaceuticals: BMS and AstraZeneca team up to acquire diabetes drug company
(p.7)

Ethox Accuses Coca-Cola Of Intellectual Property Theft

Small company seeks damages for the misappropriation of trade secrets
(p.8)

Sugar Scaffold Templates Blood Vessels

Bioengineering: 3-D-printed sugar lattices provide vascular network for lab-grown material
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Business

The Swiss company looks to apply newly acquired biocatalysis skills across the firm
(pp. 22-23)
New CEO seeks to achieve growth target set by his predecessor
(pp. 20-21)
Northwestern state in India attracts disproportionate share of chemical and pharmaceutical industry
(pp. 16-19)

Government & Policy

The threat of deep across-the-board funding cuts is real, yet scientists seem unperturbed
(p.28)
Duty suspensions on imports are caught up in the earmark debate
(pp. 25-27)
With a nonbinding agreement, but also corporate and institutional commitments for sustainability, gathering in Brazil gets mixed reviews
(pp. 10-14)
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Science & Technology

Researchers struggle to find practical applications for nanoscale patterning technique
(pp. 30-31)
Reactants colliding at elevated energies reveal surprising mechanisms
(p.32)