April 29, 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 29, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 17
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April 29, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 17
Companies in C&EN’s ranking try to boost their sales of analytical and lab instruments at a time when spending is constrained
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Business
The German university is building one of Europe’s largest science campuses with the help of industrial partners (pp. 16-19)
Business
Chemical industry keeps growing in island state despite high costs and cheaper feedstock in U.S. (pp. 20-21)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Lipids may not be arranged the way scientists thought, imaging mass spec data suggest (pp. 29-30)
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News of the Week

Texas Explosion Facts Emerge

Investigation: Ammonium nitrate, lack of regulatory oversight are likely causes of West, Texas, tragedy
(p.5)

Drug Firms Face Value Questions

Biotechnology: Attendees at BIO convention confront new standards for patient outcomes
(p.6)

Bisphenol A Delisted In California

Litigation: A state court orders BPA to be removed from list of reproductive toxicants
(p.7)

Earnings Beat Expectations

First quarter: Chemical firms worked around weak demand with attention to portfolios and prices
(p.7)

ACS Honors Public Service

ACS News: Society recognizes public servants who have supported science and technology innovation
(p.8)

Viruses Migrate From Sewers To Drinking-Water Wells

Environment: Disease-causing pathogens penetrate deep, protected aquifers in a matter of weeks
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Business

Chemical industry keeps growing in island state despite high costs and cheaper feedstock in U.S.
(pp. 20-21)
The German university is building one of Europe’s largest science campuses with the help of industrial partners
(pp. 16-19)
Companies in C&EN’s ranking try to boost their sales of analytical and lab instruments at a time when spending is constrained
(pp. 10-13)
Information technology executives confront tension in wiring the pharmaceutical lab
(p.22)
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Government & Policy

Chemical companies, railroads clash over pricing practices
(pp. 24-25)
Award: President Obama bestows honor on high school chemistry teacher Jeff Charbonneau at a White House ceremony
If confirmed by Senate, academic physicist to become 13th secretary
(pp. 26-27)
Award: Jeff Charbonneau is named National Teacher of the Year
(p.6)
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Science & Technology

Varied structure may have allowed RNA to replicate without proteins’ help
(p.31)
ACS Meeting News: Lipids may not be arranged the way scientists thought, imaging mass spec data suggest
(pp. 29-30)

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