May 20, 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.

 
Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society
 

May 20, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 20
09120-cover-dispersioncxd
May 20, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 20
Advances in mass spectrometry are making it possible to identify and characterize multiple protein forms, starting with intact proteins
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 11-17)
Features
Science & Technology
Molecules in the remains of ancient humans reveal the pathogens that plagued them (pp. 32-33)
Career & Employment
The experience may be getting more difficult, yet many chemists find it is both necessary and fulfilling (pp. 41-44)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Justices Support Monsanto In Seed Patent Dispute

Biotechnology: Supreme Court rules genetically modified crops entitled to same protections as other inventions
(p.5)

Safety Probe Of Academic Labs

Accidents: Yearlong study aims for safer practices in nonindustry facilities
(p.6)

Sugary Structure Has Midas Touch

Supramolecular Chemistry: Cyclodextrin rounds up gold salts for greener recovery
(p.6)

Carsten Reinhardt To Head Chemical Heritage Foundation

Administration: German academic is new president of the chemical history institute
(p.7)

Earnings Fall In Japan

Annual Results: Latest fiscal year hurt nation’s chemical makers
(p.7)

Archaeology’s Hidden Secrets

Ancient Ivory: Metal traces on Phoenician artifacts show long-gone paint and gold
(p.8)

Biobased Route Draws BASF, Evonik

Renewables: New deals with Genomatica, OPX Bio signal confidence in microbial technologies
(p.8)

Gorgeous, Intricate Microflowers From Mineral Chemistry In A Beaker

Patterning method is inspired by how the environment shapes shells and coral
(p.9)

Hydrogel Implants Slip Past Immune Defenses

Biomaterials: Coating could prevent implant rejection
(p.9)
 

Departments

09120-govpol2-ricincxd

Government & Policy

Most terrorism efforts with the protein toxin are amateurish, experts say, but it is still a potent agent
(pp. 28-29)
A decade after completion, many areas are reaping benefits, but new concerns have surfaced
(pp. 26-27)

Books

Louis Agassiz was a towering figure in the history of American science, but a terribly flawed human being
(pp. 35-36)

Education

Since he was a child, the high school student and International Chemistry Olympiad gold medalist hasn’t been able to keep his hands off science
(p.34)
09120-scitech-mummycxd

Science & Technology

Molecules in the remains of ancient humans reveal the pathogens that plagued them
(pp. 32-33)
Advances in mass spectrometry are making it possible to identify and characterize multiple protein forms, starting with intact proteins
(pp. 11-17)

Career & Employment

The experience may be getting more difficult, yet many chemists find it is both necessary and fulfilling
(pp. 41-44)

Editor's Page