May 19, 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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May 19, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 20
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)
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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(pp. 26-27)
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(pp. 28-29)