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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 use MRI to peek at temperatures of gases inside catalytic reactors

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (10 months ago)

Chemists report a new "green chemistry" method that may have far-reaching applications. In a significant step toward improving the design of future catalysts and catalytic reactors, the chemists have developed a method to map the te... Read Post

Sandwiches, Gluttons and Picky Eaters

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” 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 (last year)

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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