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The survey results are in…

I found the results of the recent Astrobites graduate student life survey fascinating.  Please take some time to read through the Astrobites article summarizing the results.

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A Simple Organometallic Fluoride Sensor

Title:  Stibonium Ions for the Fluorescence Turn-On Sensing of F– in Drinking Water at Parts per Million Concentrations DOI: 10.1021/ja308194w Author:  Iou-Sheng Ke a, Mykhaylo Myahkostupov b, Felix N. Castellano *b, and François … Continue reading

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A Discussion about Graduate Student Life

A recent email has caused quite a buzz in the astronomy community.  The email pertains to the expectations placed on graduate students.  We are reminded that similar letters have been … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

It is that time of year again…….

If you are thinking about applying to graduate school it is time to start on your applications!  Please check out last year’s post for some helpful tips, including links to … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond

Title:  Ambient-Temperature Isolation of a Compound with a Boron-Boron Triple Bond DOI:  10.1126/science.1221138 Author:  Holger Braunschweig, Rian D. Dewhurst, Kai Hammond, Jan Mies, Krzysztof Radacki, Alfredo Vargas Journal:  Science Affiliation:  Institut für Anorganische … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Safety in Academic Labs

The Sheri Sangji case at UCLA is a horrible tragedy and confronts an uncomfortable topic for many chemists – safety in academic labs.  Often with professors pushing students to complete … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Electrocatalytically Active Graphene–Porphyrin MOF Composite for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Title:  Electrocatalytically Active Graphene–Porphyrin MOF Composite for Oxygen Reduction Reaction DOI:  10.1021/ja211433h Author:  Maryam Jahan, Qiaoliang Bao, and Kian Ping Loh Journal:  Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation:  Graphene Research Centre, Department of … Continue reading

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