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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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April 14, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 15
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April 14, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 15
Natural sweeteners maple syrup, agave, and honey are complex mixtures with bioactive components that might confer health benefits
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Government & Policy
EPA strives to navigate privacy, data access concerns (pp. 21-22)
Education
SPARK competition winners reimagine the classic chemistry set for kids today (pp. 29-30)
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News of the Week

Toughening Up Elastomers

Materials Science: Inspired by hydrogel synthesis, two-part strategy yields strong yet soft elastic polymers
(p.5)

Constructing Crowded Carbons

Organic Synthesis: Chemists use Mizoroki-Heck reaction to tackle tough-to-make motif
(p.6)

Daiichi Quits On Ranbaxy

Generics: India’s Sun Pharma will take on Ranbaxy and its quality woes
(p.6)

Largest Environmental Settlement Means Cleanup Of Former Kerr-McGee Sites

Remediation: Andarko Petroleum’s $5.15 billion payment will be used across the U.S.
(p.7)

Mixing And Matching Metals

Organometallics: Chemists create an inorganic Grignard reagent to forge metal-metal bonds
(p.7)

New Brominated Flame Retardant Found In Electronics

Environment: Manufacturers may be using the compound as a replacement for toxic PBDEs
(p.8)

Public Investors Eager For IPOs Lure Private Chemical Firms

Business: Stock markets worldwide are friendly environment, but it likely won’t last
(p.8)
 

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Education

SPARK competition winners reimagine the classic chemistry set for kids today
(pp. 29-30)
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Science & Technology

On anniversary, awardees reminisce on the award and the field it honors
(pp. 27-28)
ACS Meeting News: Researchers investigate materials used in aerospace, nuclear, and health care industries
(pp. 25-26)
Natural sweeteners maple syrup, agave, and honey are complex mixtures with bioactive components that might confer health benefits
(pp. 10-13)

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