September 17, 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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September 17, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 38
September 17, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 38
The first batch of a growing list of manufacturing facilities producing chemicals from sugar is coming on-line
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 10-15)
Government & Policy
House attempts to stop biofuels use by the military (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Report, symposium highlight need for new advances in carbohydrate research (pp. 28-29)
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(pp. 33-34)

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