April 1, 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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April 1, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 13
April 1, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 13
As nuclear power plants age, concerns grow over financing, complexity, and safety of decommissioning
By Jeff Johnson
(pp. 14-17)
Major chemical firms are on the prowl for companies that will jump-start their transformation strategies (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
To reduce electronic waste, a diverse team of engineers searches for new materials, training a savvy workforce along the way (pp. 41-43)
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Crystal-Free Crystallography

Structure: Small, hard-to-crystallize molecules can be held in nanoscale scaffolds and analyzed via X-ray

Biochemist To Lead NIH Institute

Government: Jon R. Lorsch named director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Deal Sprouts For Monsanto, DuPont

Agbiotech: Firms drop lawsuits over engineered seeds

Pharma Deals Divide High Court

Patent Suits: Court weighs legality of settlements that may delay market entry of generic medicines

W. R. Grace Sues Teledyne For Patent Infringement

Instrumentation: Flash chromatography dispute has instrument makers at loggerheads

Nixing Nitric Oxide

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Reductase enzyme mimic provides insight on how pathogenic bacteria thwart NO attack

Profits Fall At Chinese Giants

Earnings: Sinopec and PetroChina struggle in petrochemicals

Fatigue Guideline Up For Review

A compromised proposal to prevent plant accidents is the topic of next chemical safety board hearing

Pesticides Shown To Damage Bee Brains

Regulation: Latest research adds fuel to a lawsuit calling for EPA to ban neonicotinoid insecticides


Government & Policy

House panel considers legislation to increase industry representation among agency’s science advisers
New regulatory tools may accelerate the approval process for facility antiterrorism plans
(pp. 34-35)
As nuclear power plants age, concerns grow over financing, complexity, and safety of decommissioning
(pp. 14-17)