November 5, 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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November 5, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 45
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November 5, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 45
Suffering of unemployed chemists is unlikely to end soon
By Susan J. Ainsworth
(p.43)
Features
Business
Patient advocacy groups use venture capitalists’ tactics to accelerate search for cures (pp. 14-18)
Science & Technology
Improved reagents and data analysis tools extend the method’s reach (pp. 32-35)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: For Hire

Tepid Recovery Curtails Hiring
Weaker than expected economic growth bodes poorly for unemployed chemists
(pp. 45-49)
Barely Hanging On
Unemployed chemists at the middle to late stages of their career are beginning to question their faith in chemistry
(pp. 50-53)
 

News of the Week

Hurricane Sandy Slams East Coast

Disaster: Massive storm brings flooding, power outages but the chemical enterprise escapes largely unscathed
(p.7)

Light Can Drive Ullmann Reaction

Photochemistry: New mechanistic insight into century-old C–N bond formation process
(p.8)

Petitioners Seek To Protect R&D Funding In Europe

Science Funding: Scientists lobby to safeguard financial support for research
(p.8)

Old Tuberculosis Treatment Performs As Prodrug

Antibiotics: Metabolomics sheds new light on mechanism of aminosalicylic acid
(p.9)

Mimicking Atomic Bonding

Materials Science: Sticky patches bestow valency on colloidal particles
(p.10)

Novozymes And Beta Renewables Form Cellulosic Ethanol Partnership

Ethanol: Novozymes joins Beta Renewables in commercial partnership
(p.10)

Deprotonation Disparity

Carbohydrate Chemistry: Two studies disagree on key step in glycosylation mechanism
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Nigeria-born student builds relationships at annual meeting of black chemists and chemical engineers
(pp. 36-37)
Improved reagents and data analysis tools extend the method’s reach
(pp. 32-35)

Career & Employment

Unemployed chemists at the middle to late stages of their career are beginning to question their faith in chemistry
(pp. 50-53)
Despite the costs, many chemists are relocating to distant locales to secure job opportunities in a still-dismal market
(pp. 54-57)
Suffering of unemployed chemists is unlikely to end soon
(p.43)
Weaker than expected economic growth bodes poorly for unemployed chemists
(pp. 45-49)

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