A Simple Organometallic Fluoride Sensor
Analytical / Inorganic

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 P. Gabbaï *a Journal:  Journal of American Chemical Society Affiliation:  a) Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA; b) Department of Chemistry and Center for … Continue reading

Quantum coherence and energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes
Physical

Quantum coherence and energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes

Title: Electronic coherence lineshapes reveal hidden excitonic correlations in photosynthetic light harvesting, Nature Chemistry 2012 Authors: Cathy Y. Wong, Richard M. Alvey, Daniel B. Turner, Krystyna E. Wilk, Donald A. Bryant, Paul M. G. Curmi, Robert J. Silbey and Gregory D. Scholes Take-home importance according to the blogger: Forster theory provides a simple description of energy transfer. … Continue reading

Harry: Do you know my blood type?……………….. Riddle’s Diary: Yes
Analytical / Biological / General Interest

Harry: Do you know my blood type?……………….. Riddle’s Diary: Yes

 Paper-Based Blood Typing Device That Reports Patient’s Blood Type “in Writing”                      Li, M.; Tian, J.; Al-Tamimi, M.; Shen, W. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012                               DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201822 Summary: What’s your blood type? Chances … Continue reading

Online Resources for Doing Organic Chemistry
Analytical / General Interest / Organic

Online Resources for Doing Organic Chemistry

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 make it seem like at least. Turns out doing organic chemistry in practice isn’t so straightforward, but fortunately the work of generations of chemists have … Continue reading

Controlling Nanoscale Architecture – Stepping Towards Synthetic Light Harvesting Complexes
General Interest / Nanotechnology / Physical

Controlling Nanoscale Architecture – Stepping Towards Synthetic Light Harvesting Complexes

Title: Anisotropic Organization and Microscopic Manipulation of Self-Assembling Synthetic Porphyrin Microrods That Mimic Chlorosomes: Bacterial Light-Harvesting Systems     Journal of the American Chemical Society Authors: Chappaz-Gillot, C., Marek, P. L., Blaive, B. J., Canard, G., Bürck, J., Garab, G., Hahn, H., Jávorfi, T., Kelemen, L., Krupke, R., Mössinger, D., Ormos, P., Reddy, C. M., Roussel, C., Steinbach, G., Szabó, … Continue reading

Analytical / General Interest / Physical

The ChemCam Instrument Suite on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity: Remote Sensing by Laser-Induced Plasmas

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 Laboratory (USA), Institute de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie (France) Take Home Importance According to Authors: The ChemCam is the first laser-induced breakdown spectrometer to be used in … Continue reading