August 27, 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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August 27, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 35
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August 27, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 35
Scientific instrument makers bolster positions in the growing market for human clinical health testing
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 14-18)
Features
Business
Italian firms are investing aggressively in R&D and building plants to make chemicals from renewable feedstocks (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
How an academic pursuit to understand epoxomicin became the cancer treatment carfilzomib (pp. 34-35)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

American Chemical Society Holds National Meeting In Philadelphia

ACS Meeting News: 'Materials for Health & Medicine' was meeting's theme
(p.7)

BASF Joins Cargill And Novozymes On Process For Biobased Acrylic Acid

Initial plan is to use acrylic acid to manufacture superabsorbent polymers
(p.8)

Court Upholds Gene Patents

Biotechnology: Appeals court finds that isolated DNA is eligible for patent protection
(p.8)

Glycosylation Linked To Cancer

ACS Meeting News: Enzyme modification may be a control point that can be exploited to fight cancer
(p.9)

Mouse Model Shows How Antibiotic Use In Early Life Leads To Weight Gain

Microbiome: Study shows subtherapeutic antibiotic use affects gut microbial communities
(p.9)

Air Pollution Rule Struck Down

Clean Air: Court says EPA went too far with rule to reduce emissions that cross state lines
(p.10)

Organocatalyst Splits Water

ACS Meeting News: Flavinium ion is first nonmetal catalyst to generate O2 during electrolysis
(p.10)

German TV Crew Mobbed In China

Police rescued reporters who were filming about industrial pollution
(p.11)

Tracking Nanoparticle Growth

Synthesis: Labeling method sheds light on how nanoparticles take shape
(p.11)

Oxy And Mexichem Join For Ethylene

Petrochemicals: Companies envision tapping into shale gas with a new cracker
(p.12)

Toward Better Ferroelectrics

ACS Meeting News: Organic material switches polarization at room temperature
(p.12)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Euroscience Open Forum spotlights science on the European agenda, including the role of science in economic and cultural life
(pp. 30-31)
Synthetic marijuana compounds, two stimulants, and nine hallucinogens are outlawed in U.S.
(pp. 28-29)
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Science & Technology

Consultant relishes bridge-building between teams researching new types of Alzheimer’s drugs
(p.38)
IUPAC effort sets parameters for structural interaction seen in materials science and biology
(p.36)
How an academic pursuit to understand epoxomicin became the cancer treatment carfilzomib
(pp. 34-35)