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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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May 19, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 20
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May 19, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 20
Low-cost alternative to classic methods for making electronic devices exploits molecular self-assembly
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 8-12)
Features
Business
The largest chemical firms posted another strong year in 2013 (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Three groups publish easy, do-it-yourself directions for printing three-dimensional molecular models and crystal structures (pp. 32-33)
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News of the Week

Thermosets Built To Break Down

Polymers: Novel reaction creates strong plastics that can be unzipped with acid
(p.4)

Chemical Company Profits Surge In Japan

Annual Results: Weaker yen boosts performance of specialty producers
(p.5)

Senate Conflicts Kill Energy Efficency Bill

Partisan Politics: Republican effort to attach Keystone XL amendment prevents bill from moving forward
(p.5)

Down The Drain Doesn’t Mean They’re Gone



Pollution: Chemicals in consumer products can end up deep in fields fertilized with sewage sludge
(p.6)

NMR-EPR Combo Yields RNA-Protein Structure

Spectroscopy: Approach illuminates how translation activator works
(p.6)

Calibr Receives Gates Foundation Grant For Disease Research


Global Health: California nonprofit to use $29 million for discovering drugs for developing-world diseases
(p.7)

Easier Route To Polyenes

Organic Synthesis: With just 12 reagents and one coupling reaction, chemists make most polyene motifs found in natural products
(p.7)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

National Research Council finds agency is improving troubled program on chemical hazard assessment
(pp. 26-27)
Chemical safety board drops ‘safety case’ regulatory overhaul recommendation
(pp. 28-29)