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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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December 19, 2014

DuPont Names Spin-off ‘Chemours’

The performance chemicals business will focus on organic growth, cash generation

December 19, 2014 | Materials SCENE | Nano SCENE

Flexible White Organic LEDs Achieve Record Efficiencies

Electronics: The devices use a new flexible, transparent electrode that performs better than electrodes in state-of-the-art LEDs

December 19, 2014 | Analytical SCENE | Biological SCENE | Nano SCENE

Smartphone Microscope Sizes Up Single DNA Molecules

Medical Diagnostics: Lightweight phone attachment could lead to low-cost clinical tests in the developing world

December 18, 2014 | Organic SCENE | Materials SCENE

Radical Reaction Forms Previously Inaccessible Alkene Coupling Products

Organic Synthesis: New iron-based catalyst links reactants, avoids heteroatom byproducts

December 18, 2014

New Route To Adipic Acid Avoids Nitrous Oxide Production

Synthesis: Process provides another option for making nylon precursor without production of potent greenhouse gas

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