February 4, 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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February 4, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 5
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February 4, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 5
Sales boost in energy drinks and deaths linked to the products make scientists and regulators worry about safe levels of the stimulant
By Lauren K. Wolf
(pp. 9-12)
Features
Business
Cancer and rare diseases treatments dominate the list of new drugs approved (pp. 15-17)
Government & Policy
Chemical industry urges White House to pursue a more aggressive trade policy (pp. 21-23)
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News of the Week

Taking NMR And MRI To The Nanoscale

Spectroscopy: New detector fills gaps in existing analysis techniques
(p.4)

Immigration Reform Rising

Science Visas: Amid wider reform efforts, a bipartisan bill would double opportunities for foreign science and technology workers
(p.5)

PepsiCo To Pull Brominated Vegetable Oil Out Of Gatorade

Soft Drinks: Plans to replace ingredient come on tails of negative perception, online petition
(p.5)

Blocking Enzyme’s Pinching Action Could Thwart Antibiotic Resistance

Superbugs: Enzyme structure points to potential drug development strategy
(p.6)

Shareholder Groups Want Spots On Ferro, Calgon Carbon Boards

Finance: Investors seek management shake-up to improve shareholder value
(p.6)

EPA To Ban Certain Rodent Poisons

Pesticides: To protect children and wildlife, the agency has decided to ban products that contain toxic chemicals
(p.7)

Mixed Earnings In Fourth Quarter

Profits: Large chemical firms manage to make money despite some weak market segments
(p.7)

LEDs Made From Silicon Quantum Dots Shine In New Colors

Nanotechnology: The silicon devices could serve as an alternative to light-emitting diodes based on toxic metals
(p.8)

Standard Oil-Spill Tests Might Miss Important Class Of Chemicals

Detection: Methods don’t catch about half of total oil compounds in some water and sand samples
(p.8)
 

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Science & Technology

Molecular information helps surgeons distinguish between cancer and healthy tissue
(pp. 29-30)
Dustup typifies challenges of a maturing field, say reinforced peptide experts
(pp. 26-28)
Sales boost in energy drinks and deaths linked to the products make scientists and regulators worry about safe levels of the stimulant
(pp. 9-12)

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