April 7, 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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April 7, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 14
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April 7, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 14
Emerging technology and a wide-open market are spurring more companies to pursue drugs to treat or prevent hearing loss
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-17)
Features
Business
Companies in nascent business seek high-quality supplies of their key ingredient (pp. 24-25)
Science & Technology
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists set their sights on sensory ion channels to find pain, cancer, asthma treatments (pp. 37-39)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Salt Additives Can Be Used To Tailor Negishi Cross-Couplings

Organic Synthesis: Chemists find that adding a salt affects aryl- and alkylzinc reagents differently
(p.7)

Affirming Impacts Of Climate Change

IPCC: Report probes effects, adaptation, and vulnerabilities related to global warming
(p.8)

Cyanoformate Structure Could Aid Efforts To Trap Carbon Dioxide

Unstable Complex: Elusive ion’s unusual bonding could inform design of agents that capture greenhouse gas
(p.8)

Chinese Citizens Protest p-Xylene Plant

Demonstrations are latest against the polyester intermediate chemical
(p.9)

New Anticancer Target Identified

Drug Discovery: Cancer cells need MTH1 enzyme to thrive; inhibiting it kills them
(p.9)

Better Biomolecular Visualization

Bioorthogonal Chemistry: Easier tracking of biomolecules in vivo
(p.10)

GSK To Expand Across Africa

Pharmaceuticals: Drug firm plans lab, plants, and academic support to build local capabilities
(p.10)

Trees Designed for Destruction

Plant Biochemistry: Chemical tweak to lignin could yield trees that are easier to pulp
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Founding director of National Academies panel reflects on his more than two-decade career examining science and the economy
(p.32)
Members with decades of experience retire from partisan, deadlocked Congress
(pp. 30-32)

Books

Author uses multiple points of view to examine the meaning of existence
(p.45)
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Science & Technology

ACS Meeting News: Scrambling for an answer to scuttled Yucca Mountain storage facility, scientists eye clay
(p.40)
Last year’s increase in the percentage of female chemistry faculty occurred at the assistant professor level
(pp. 41-44)
ACS Meeting News: Medicinal chemists set their sights on sensory ion channels to find pain, cancer, asthma treatments
(pp. 37-39)

Career & Employment

Paying attention to cultural differences can smooth relationships with coworkers
(p.52)