March 3, 2014 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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March 3, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 9
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March 3, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 9
Drug companies turn to contract manufacturers for help in commercializing small-molecule drugs
By Michael McCoy
(p.13)
Features
Government & Policy
Pending bills target specific chemicals but also eye establishment of substances of concern lists (pp. 35-37)
Science & Technology
Max Planck Institute for Coal Research celebrates 100 years (pp. 40-41)
Back Issues
 
Staying On Track
Case Study 1: Ariad and Ash Stevens pursue demanding Quality by Design methods while maintaining a quick pace
(pp. 14-16)
A Mercury Chelator
Case Study 2: PCI brings analytical chemistry to bear on a nutritional supplement headed to clinical trials
(pp. 18-19)
Immediate Results
Case Study 3: Lonza helps Pharmacyclics quickly bring a cancer drug to market
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

New Route To Improved Heparins

Drug Discovery: Chemoenzymatic analogs may sidestep key problems of current anticoagulants
(p.7)

Informing The Climate Debate

Report: National Academy of Sciences and Royal Society lay out climate-change science for the public
(p.8)

U.S. Chemical Investment Soars

Business: New projects tied to shale gas exceed $100 billion
(p.8)

Peering Inside Reactors

Analytical Chemistry: Microspectroscopy tracks multistep process in action
(p.9)

White House Seeks To Bolster Patent System

Innovation: Administration takes steps to prevent the granting of weak patents, frivolous patent litigation
(p.9)

A Challenging Conjugation

Bioactivity: Linking to antibody fragment enhances immune-system-regulating agent
(p.10)

A Pharma-Friendly Fluorination

Organic Synthesis: Aryl bromide and iodides succumb to Pd-catalyzed reaction
(p.10)

Detecting Citrus Blight

Agriculture: Portable spectrometer identifies signature volatile organic compounds before it’s too late
(p.11)

European Firms Feel The Squeeze

Earnings: Chemical firms struggle to recapture sales, earnings growth
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Case Study 2: PCI brings analytical chemistry to bear on a nutritional supplement headed to clinical trials
(pp. 18-19)
Case Study 3: Lonza helps Pharmacyclics quickly bring a cancer drug to market
(pp. 20-21)
Case Study 1: Ariad and Ash Stevens pursue demanding Quality by Design methods while maintaining a quick pace
(pp. 14-16)
Drug companies turn to contract manufacturers for help in commercializing small-molecule drugs
(p.13)
Companies are attempting to add plastics-to-oil technology to the waste management arsenal
(pp. 32-33)
Japanese and South Korean producers stir up the market for polyphenylene sulfide plastic
(pp. 28-31)
Biotech firms overcome technical challenges to make fiber stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar
(pp. 24-27)

Education

With degrees in chemistry, identical triplets are carving out their own careers—in medicine, dentistry, and forensic science
(p.47)
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Science & Technology

Max Planck Institute for Coal Research celebrates 100 years
(pp. 40-41)
Researchers discover the first case of an insect’s ability to neutralize its enemy’s poison
(pp. 44-45)
New drug prospects target inflammation as research highlights complexity of the condition
(pp. 42-43)

Career & Employment

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(pp. 4-5)