March 31, 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 31, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 13
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March 31, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 13
Brighter economic prospects set instrument industry on a path to stronger sales in 2014
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 30-31)
Features
Business
Stifling government policies, expensive energy, and powerful unions leave R&D as the chemical sector’s refuge in France (pp. 13-15)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Traditional session described potential drugs for schizophrenia, insomnia, hepatitis C, and HIV (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 
Probing Aerosols One By One
Methods reveal the chemistry of individual sea spray and mineral dust aerosol particles
(pp. 32-33)
Zapping Rocks On Mars
Curiosity’s laser-based instrument reveals chemical composition of martian rocks and soil
(p.34)
Exposition Highlights
C&EN academic advisers and instrument industry journalists select the most significant new instruments introduced at Pittcon 2014
(pp. 35-37)
 

News of the Week

Electron Microscopy Milestone

Structural Biology: Technique gives first glimpse of mitochondrial ribosome at near-atomic resolution
(p.5)

China Accused Of Technology Theft

Intellectual Property: Ineos charges that Sinopec stole its acrylonitrile process
(p.6)

Huntington’s Disease Could Stem From Cysteine Depletion

Neurodegeneration: Scientists finally pinpoint a mechanism for how a repeating genetic mutation might lead to the neurodegenerative disease
(p.6)

Albany Molecular Research To Aquire Rival Cedarburg

Move continues trend of consolidation in the pharmaceutical chemicals sector continues
(p.7)

Self-Assembled Makeover

Surface Chemistry: N-Heterocyclic carbenes offer an alternative to thiols for modifying metal surfaces
(p.7)

Half Of Syria's Chemical Arsenal Has Left The Country

Chemical Weapons: Delays in turning over material may mean destruction deadline is missed
(p.8)

Pathogens Turn Tables On Human Immune System

Microbiology: Some bacteria can convert to their benefit a chemical toxin that would otherwise wipe them out
(p.8)

First Total Synthesis Of Eukaryote Chromosome Achieved

Synthetic Biology: Altered brewer’s yeast thrives with artificial genetic material, holds promise for entire designer genomes
(p.9)

U.S. Moves Ahead On Gas Exports

Energy: First natural gas terminal approved for West Coast
(p.9)
 

Departments

ACS News

The American Chemical Society revamps and extends a pilot program to support budding chemical entrepreneurs
(pp. 41-43)
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Government & Policy

Derailments of trains transporting crude oil prompt review of tank car integrity
(pp. 19-21)
Legislators debate whether to override state laws controlling commercial chemicals
(p.22)

Books

Paper itself is the focus of author Nicholas Basbanes’s new book
(pp. 38-39)
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Science & Technology

C&EN academic advisers and instrument industry journalists select the most significant new instruments introduced at Pittcon 2014
(pp. 35-37)
Curiosity’s laser-based instrument reveals chemical composition of martian rocks and soil
(p.34)
Methods reveal the chemistry of individual sea spray and mineral dust aerosol particles
(pp. 32-33)
A look at recent patenting activity in the Chinese drug industry, brought to you by C&EN and CAS
(p.29)
ACS Meeting News: Traditional session described potential drugs for schizophrenia, insomnia, hepatitis C, and HIV
(pp. 26-27)

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