Summarizing recent chemical literature
Title: The ChemCam Instrument Suite on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity: Remote Sensing by Laser-Induced Plasmas Authors: Wiens, R. C., S. Maurice, and the ChemCam Team Journal: Geochemical News Affiliations: Los Alamos National … Continue reading
To do the biological study of how particular (good) chemicals like antioxidants affect people, there needs to be a quick, reliable, and consistent way to measure those chemicals in humans. Furthermore, a good method would test for multiple chemicals, because the health benefits from some chemicals only exist in the presence of others (phenolic acids and flavonoids in this case). The authors of this paper demonstrate a gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry (GC-MS) method to investigate how some of the chemicals present in cranberries (from cranberry juice) go into your bloodstream after you ingest them.
Title: Self-folding of polymer sheets using local light absorption Authors: Ying Liu, Julie K. Boyles, Jan Genzer and Michael D. Dickey Journal: Soft Matter Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular … Continue reading
Title: Continuous in situ generation and reaction of phosgene in a microflow system Authors: Shinichiro Fuse, Nobutake Tanabe, and Takashi Takahashi* Journal: Chemical Communications Affiliation: Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo … Continue reading
MIT news has a very interesting article this week about a student group at MIT, the Science Policy Initiative, that has started a petition to Congress asking to avoid cutting federal funding … Continue reading
Title: Stack Exchange Strategies for the Synthesis of Covalent Double-Channel Photosystems by Self-Organizing Surface-Initiated Polymerization Authors: N. Sakai and S. Matile Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: University of Geneva, Geneva, … Continue reading
Article Title: Inverse Rectiﬁcation in Donor-Acceptor Molecular Heterojunctions Authors: Shannon K. Yee, Jibin Sun, Pierre Darancet, T. Don Tilley, Arun Majumdar, Jeffrey B. Neaton, and Rachel A. Segalman Journal: ACS Nano Affiliation: … Continue reading