Inorganic / Materials

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 Joseph T. Hupp Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States Take Home … Continue reading

General Interest / Inorganic / Organic

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 most other chemistries.  From clicking side chains onto polymers to conveniently synthesizing a variety of natural product analogs this click chemistry has too many uses … Continue reading

Biological / Inorganic

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 the American Chemical Society Affiliation: * Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, United States Hydrogen (H2) production from water and … Continue reading

Biological / Inorganic

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 Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences, Roosevelt University Superoxide is a radical species generated … Continue reading

Inorganic / Nanotechnology / Physical

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 Ju Oh, Xingchen Ye, Vicky Doan-Nguyen, Michael R. Crump, Danielle C. Reifsnyder, Christopher B. Murray, and Cherie R. Kagan Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: … Continue reading

Biological

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. Badran, and Indraneel Ghosh* Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona   This article documents the … Continue reading