Summarizing recent chemical literature
Yes!!! 100% conversion to product, zero impurities, and a workup so easy I finished it while writing this sentence!Well, that’s what writing it down on an o-chem problem set might … 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: 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
Title: Belt-Shaped π-Systems: Relating Geometry to Electronic Structure in a Six-Porphyrin Nanoring Authors: J. K. Sprafke, D. V. Kondratuk, M. Wykes, A. L. Thompson, M. Hoffmann, R. Drevinskas, W.H. Chen, C. K. Yong, … Continue reading
Title: Three-Dimensional Correlation of Steric and Electronic Free Energy Relationships Guides Asymmetric Propargylation Author: Kaid C. Harper, Matthew S. Sigman* Journal: Science Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 South 1400 … Continue reading
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
Title: Additive-Free Clicking for Polymer Functionalization and Coupling by Tetrazine–Norbornene Chemistry Authors: Claire F. Hansell†, Pieter Espeel‡, Milan M. Stamenovi‡, Ian A. Barker†, Andrew P. Dove†, Filip E. Du Prez‡, … Continue reading