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Slicing and Dicing Molecular Rings

This post is contributed by John Spevacek, an industrial polymer chemist and the author of the blog “It’s the Rheo Thing” Nature had a report last week of a nice new catalytic procedure for preparation of spiroacetals - bicyclic compounds bridged through a single acetal carbon. When I read the report, I was surprised that [...]
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Chemists create molecular polyhedron -- and potential to enhance industrial and consumer products

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

Chemists have created a molecular polyhedron, a ground-breaking assembly that has the potential to impact a range of industrial and consumer products, including magnetic and optical materials. The work, reported in the latest issue ... Read Post

Sandwiches, Gluttons and Picky Eaters

Academics / Chemistry : Chemistry Blog (3 years ago)

This post is contributed by John Spevacek, an industrial polymer chemist and the author of the blog “It’s the Rheo Thing” Quintus guest-blogged recently on that iconic sandwich molecule, ferrocene, an iron atom sandwiched between tw... Read Post

Polymers from Elemental Sulfur

Academics / Chemistry : Chemistry Blog (2 years ago)

This post is contributed by John Spevacek, an industrial polymer chemist and the author of the blog “It’s the Rheo Thing” While organic chemists are familiar with the elements, very seldom do we ever make [...] Read Post


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