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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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September 10, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 37
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September 10, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 37
A symposium at the ACS meeting illuminates challenges for and rifts in the justice system
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 11-15)
Features
Business
After a decade of lackluster performance, makers of the white pigment believe their time has come (pp. 18-20)
Career & Employment
With the right preparation, chemistry students can improve their chances of finding a job (p.47)
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News of the Week

A Hydrogel That’s Soft, Stretchy, And Tough

Materials Science: Soft material has unusual properties, thanks to a blend of ionically and covalently cross-linked polymers
(p.5)

Chemical Firms Drop Stock Plans

Business: Momentive and Elevance will not be going public with shares
(p.6)

Membrane Protein Network Expands

Proteomics: Study more than doubles known interactions of yeast membrane proteins
(p.6)

California Chemistry Professor Arraigned In Lab Death Case

Lab Safety: Court enters not guilty plea for Patrick Harran, sets preliminary hearing for Oct. 9
(p.7)

Germany’s Merck Reshapes Business

Specialties: Shifts are meant to free up resources for investment
(p.7)

Environment Agency Science Reviewed

Report: National Research Council advises EPA to improve coordination
(p.8)

Pinning Down A Cobalt-Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution Mechanism

Water Splitting: Study detects and characterizes elusive reaction intermediate
(p.8)

China Investigates Antibiotic Manufacturing Practices

Two antibiotic producers deny use of waste cooking oil
(p.9)

Safer Explosives Still Pack A Punch

Energetic Materials: Compounds are less sensitive, less toxic than the military explosives RDX and HMX
(p.9)
 

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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Researchers develop several techniques for tracking laser-driven reactions
(pp. 28-29)
ACS Meeting News: Acid-loving algae, marine microbes, and wild berries yield promising leads for natural blue food colors
(pp. 30-31)
A symposium at the ACS meeting illuminates challenges for and rifts in the justice system
(pp. 11-15)

Career & Employment

With the right preparation, chemistry students can improve their chances of finding a job
(p.47)
Ambitious, accomplished Ph.D. chemists can find openings in programs designed to spark innovation at bone-lean firms
(pp. 48-50)
Students who choose industry over grad school can improve their hiring prospects through internships and other training
(pp. 51-53)
Chemistry professors enliven their lectures by helping students see real-world connections
(pp. 53-55)

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