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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

Update to “Women and Named Reactions”
General Interest

Update to “Women and Named Reactions”

    Accounts of Chemical Research recently published some additions and corrections to their article “Named Reactions Discovered and Developed by Women.”  They were informed of another reaction unambiguously named for a woman – the Catellani reaction.  Prof. Marta Catellani of the University of Parma reported the reaction (a coupling of an aryl iodide, an … Continue reading

CO2 Reduction on Tin Electrodes and Enhanced Activity for Tin/Tin Oxide Thin-Film Catalysts
Inorganic / Materials

CO2 Reduction on Tin Electrodes and Enhanced Activity for Tin/Tin Oxide Thin-Film Catalysts

Title:  Tin Oxide Dependence of the CO2 Reduction Efficiency on Tin Electrodes and Enhanced Catalytic Activity for Tin/Tin-Oxide Thin Film Catalyst DOI:  10.1021/ja2108799 Author:  Yihong Chen and Matthew W. Kanan Journal:  Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation:  Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States Take-home Importance According to the Authors: In aqueous … Continue reading