January 7, 2013 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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January 7, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 1
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January 7, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 1
By Marinda Li Wu
(pp. 2-4)
Features
Government & Policy
Nobody knows why a trio of EPA proposals under the Toxic Substances Control Act are stuck at White House (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
Supply problems with vital rare-earth metals attract new magnet-making methods (pp. 23-25)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Fiscal Cliff Deal Sets Up March Battle

Federal Budget: Scientists and industry worry about deep spending cuts that were put off until spring
(p.7)

EPA Finalizes Boiler Rule

Air Pollution: Standards will reduce hazardous emissions from chemical plants, refineries
(p.8)

How An Insect Version Of Antifreeze Works

Biochemistry: Antifreeze protein influences a network of water molecules to stop ice
(p.8)

Clariant Sells Three Businesses To SK Capital For $550 Million

Portfolio Adjustments: Sale of textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses part of growth and profit strategy
(p.9)

Founders Revive ‘One-step’ Biofuel Firm Qteros

Technology for single-step cellulosic ethanol gets a second chance
(p.9)

ACS Posts Online Review Of Leadscope Case

A comprehensive explanation gives the public access to the history and ramifications of the case
(p.10)

Environment Chief Resigns

Personnel: Lisa Jackson will depart the Environmental Protection Agency
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Early-career scientists in Europe worry about future research funding
(pp. 20-21)
Agency looks at impacts on economy, including effect on chemical industry
(pp. 18-19)
Nobody knows why a trio of EPA proposals under the Toxic Substances Control Act are stuck at White House
(pp. 16-17)

Books

Science writer Michael Freemantle explores how science and technology defined The ‘Chemists’ War,’ World War I
(pp. 27-28)