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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 17, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 11
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March 17, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 11
The 2014 Priestley Medalist has pioneered the field of bioinorganic chemistry and shepherded legions of students to careers in chemistry
By Bethany Halford
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Business
The chemical industry braces for the start of a massive construction boom (pp. 25-27)
Science & Technology
Technologies have the potential to move selection methods in assisted reproduction beyond morphology assessment (pp. 37-39)
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News of the Week

Reports Make Progress In Transforming C–H Bonds Into Druglike Motifs

Organic Chemistry: Palladium-catalyzed routes build unnatural amino acids and meta-substituted aromatic rings
(p.5)

Agencies Weigh Facility Safety

Executive Order: Task force recommendations could include tighter control of ammonium nitrate
(p.6)

Chemical Maker FMC To Split In Two

Business: Firm to divide into separate crop chemicals and minerals companies
(p.6)

Ineos Chairman Criticizes European Commission Policies

Industry: Jim Ratcliffe writes stinging letter blasting energy costs, other policies
(p.7)

Natural Gas Gets An Upgrade

Fuels & Chemicals: Main-group metals selectively oxidize alkanes to make commodity alcohol esters
(p.7)

Sweet Enhancer Gets Green Light

Ingredients: Taste science may help reverse decline in soft drink sales
(p.8)

Toward A Blood Test For Alzheimer's

Diagnostics: Researchers find 10 lipids in blood that predict cognitive impairment with 90% accuracy
(p.8)

Fast-Flow Peptides

Lab Automation: MIT chemists devise a continuous reactor for speedy solid-phase synthesis
(p.9)

House Introduces Controversial R&D Investment Reauthorization Bill

Legislation would authorize below-inflation funding increases for NSF, NIST
(p.9)
 

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Science & Technology

Scientists call neurotoxic effects of industrial chemicals a ‘global pandemic’
(pp. 40-41)
Technologies have the potential to move selection methods in assisted reproduction beyond morphology assessment
(pp. 37-39)
Film documents the construction of the Large Hadron Collider and the discovery of the Higgs boson
(p.42)
The 2014 Priestley Medalist has pioneered the field of bioinorganic chemistry and shepherded legions of students to careers in chemistry
(pp. 10-13)

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