Month: October 2011

Chemistry Blog Carnival!

I’m sorry it took me so long to get a post out on this, but the good people at the IYC Blog (part of the C&EN family) put together a wonderful post about all of the Chemistry Blog Carnival submissions – http://cenblog.org/iyc-2011/2011/10/favorite_reactions_chemistry_blogging_carnival/ As you may remember I…

Tiny stamps make patterns with different energy levels for LEDs

Title: Spatially Modulating Interfacial Properties of Transparent Conductive Oxides: Patterning Work Function with Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers Authors: Kristina M. Knesting , Peter J. Hotchkiss , Bradley A. MacLeod , Seth R. Marder , and David S. Ginger Journal: Advanced Materials Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, and School of Chemistry and…

Using Computers for Rational Asymmetric Catalyst Design

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 East Rm. 2020 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0850       In chemistry today, there is often…

Electrochemical Mechanism of Ion–Ionophore Recognition at Plasticized Polymer Membrane/Water Interfaces

Title:  Electrochemical Mechanism of Ion–Ionophore Recognition at Plasticized Polymer Membrane/Water Interfaces Author:  Ryoichi Ishimatsu, Anahita Izadyar, Benjamin Kabagambe, Yushin Kim, Jiyeon Kim, and Shigeru Amemiya Journal:  Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation:  Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 219 Parkman Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15260 Take…

Chemistry on Mars: Making Perchlorates

Title: Photooxidation of Chloride by Oxide Minerals: Implications for Perchlorate on Mars Authors: Jennifer D. Schuttlefield†, Justin B. Sambur†, Melissa Gelwicks†, Carrick M. Eggleston‡, and B. A. Parkinson*†§ Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: †Department of Chemistry, ‡Department of Geology and Geophysics and §the…

Shechtman’s quasicrystals win this year’s nobel prize

Title: Metallic Phase with Long-Range Orientational Order and No Translational Symmetry Authors: D. Shechtman, I. Blech1, D. Gratias2, and J. W. Cahn3 Journal: Physical Review Letters Affiliations: 1Department of Materials Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology Technion, 3200 Haifa, Israel. 2Centre d’Etudes de Chimie Metallurgique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientiftque,…