Occupy Wall Street is so 2011. The time has come to OCCUPY SCIFINDER.
Anonymous, a loosely organized group with civil disobedience as their hallmark, responsible for a number of crazy things over the years, my favorite being this brawl with a Baptist Church (Bring It!), is evidently headed out of […]
Organic materials in semiconductor applications is a marvelous field. There are a number of awesome devices just around the corner. I think the field of organic semiconductors today is where the pharmaceutical industry was in the ’50s or so, meaning: here be fat and juicy blueberries just waiting to be plucked. Enough talk, already. Here […]
JACS 2011, 133, 13276–13279. (DOI: 10.1021/ja2050343)
What could be more suitable to finish off 2011 with than some serious fireworks?
Also, there is a little more to it than a picture of a sexy structure. Advanced organic compounds as active materials in semiconductor applications, such as OLEDs and solar cells, […]
Two questions to all chemists in all areas worldwide:
1) How would you spend the rest of your life if you suddenly became financially independent for good? Would you still do chemistry? How, where, when?
2) What amount in USD today would be enough to make you absolutely certain that you never ever had to […]
Just out is a new recipe for ynimines from the corresponding free imines.
Org. Lett. ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/ol2032152)
Having worked quite a lot with imines, I am familiar with how tricky conversions of this type can be. OK, ynimines are probably not the hottest targets for any application, but if you […]
Ckellz over at New Reactions just posted the most awesome write-up about a new oxidant ‘affectionately dubbed Bobbitt’s Salt’ and its applications in simple, effective and selective oxidations of alcohols to aldehydes, among several other fantastic things. Before you read any further, I urge everyone to check out the original post. […]
If your local dealer insists on cutting your dope with sugar, you should be aware that there is a fix for it now.
Specifically, if the sugar is pure D-ribose and the desired dope is (—)-cocaine, which is the natural stuff indeed, you can convert the former into product with excellent stereoselectivity and an impressive […]
The original post has been retracted for non-scientific reasons.
Retractions of scientific articles in general appears to be a hot topic. For a bizarre and completely unrelated story about the retraction of a retraction (!), see here.
Important message to all particle physicists: You can stop looking.
I have found your particle, the God particle, a.k.a. the Higgs boson – the particle. It was hiding in plain sight all along. Everything is beginning to make sense now. We can soon enjoy a grand unified theory of everything.