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Applying to Grad School

Where should I apply?  What are my chances of getting accepted?  When are the applications due?  How much do they cost?  What application should I work on first?  Who should … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · 3 Comments

Light-Harvesting Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Efficient Strut-to-Strut Energy Transfer in Bodipy and Porphyrin-Based MOFs

Title: Light-Harvesting Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): Efficient Strut-to-Strut Energy Transfer in Bodipy and Porphyrin-Based MOFs Authors: Chang Yeon Lee, Omar K. Farha, Bong Jin Hong, Amy A. Sarjeant, SonBinh T. Nguyen, and … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Favorite Reaction – Azide Alkyne Huisgen Cycloaddition

The azide alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition easily qualifies as my favorite reaction and my submission to the Chemistry Carnival.  It combines simplicity with efficiency in a way that is unmatched by … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · 6 Comments

Hybrid Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production

Title: Nature-Driven Photochemistry for Catalytic Solar Hydrogen Production: A Photosystem I–Transition Metal Catalyst Hybrid  Authors: Lisa M. Utschig, Sunshine C. Silver, Karen L. Mulfort, and David M. Tiede Journal: Journal of … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Toward Functional Ni-SOD Biomimetics: Achieving a Structural/Electronic Correlation with Redox Dynamics

Title: Toward Functional Ni-SOD Biomimetics: Achieving a Structural/Electronic Correlation with Redox Dynamics Authors: Eric M. Gale†, Andrew C. Simmonett†, Joshua Telser‡, Henry F. Schaefer, III†, and Todd C. Harrop*† Journal: Inorganic Chemistry … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Surface science and electrical properties from a nice, short “reporter” molecule on the surface of a nanocrystal

Title: Thiocyanate-Capped Nanocrystal Colloids: Vibrational Reporter of Surface Chemistry and Solution-Based Route to Enhanced Coupling in Nanocrystal Solids Authors:  Aaron T. Fafarman, Weon-kyu Koh, Benjamin T. Diroll, David K. Kim, Dong-Kyun Ko, Soong … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Protein-Based Approach for DNA Damage Sensing

Title: Turn-On DNA Damage Sensors for the Direct Detection of 8-Oxoguanine and Photoproducts in Native DNA             Authors: Jennifer L. Furman, Pui-Wing Mok, Ahmed H. … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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