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Mitch

Author's details

Date registered: December 30, 2007
URL: http://www.chemistry-blog.com

Latest posts

  1. Making Sexy Catalytic Converters in Power Point — June 23, 2015
  2. Making Sexy Molecules in Powerpoint — June 17, 2015
  3. C&EN Onion — July 18, 2014
  4. Alleged Data Manipulation in Nano Letters and ACS Nano from the Pease group — August 13, 2013
  5. When Authors Forget to Fake an Elemental Analysis — August 7, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Something Deeply Wrong With Chemistry — 221 comments
  2. tert-Butyllithium Claims Fellow Chemist at UCLA — 102 comments
  3. Cold Fusion Has Its Press Conference — 32 comments
  4. When Authors Forget to Fake an Elemental Analysis — 27 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 23

Making Sexy Catalytic Converters in Power Point


Today, I’ll be moving away from explaining how to use Powerpoint to make sexy molecules and show how it can be used to make compelling science graphics too. In next week’s issue of Chemical & Engineering News I highlight some recent advances in catalytic converter technology. I did not know much about catalytic converter chemistry …

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Jun 17

Making Sexy Molecules in Powerpoint


Making sexy molecules is a great way to make your science shine. Sometimes you just need that extra umph for your grant or presentation. There are a lot of drawing programs out there so which one should a chemist use? I suggest PowerPoint. All chemists have it installed in their computers, and it only takes …

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Jul 18

C&EN Onion


A new blog takes a very satirical look at the daily lives of chemists. A sampling of the story titles are below: Graduate Student Power Tripping After First Nature Publication Dartmouth Senior Admits Never Read McQuarrie’s “Quantum Chemistry,” Only Sits On Dorm Table To Impress Girls Summer Undergraduate Student Far Too Excited About Running Columns …

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Aug 13

Alleged Data Manipulation in Nano Letters and ACS Nano from the Pease group


A recent paper from Rajasekhar Anumolu and Leonard F. Pease in Nano Letters entitled, “Chopstick Nanorods: Tuning the Angle between Pairs with High Yield“, had a collection of very interesting TEM images. Below are a set of images from both Figure 4E and 4F. The images below show the boundary of one nanorod apparently overlapping …

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Aug 07

When Authors Forget to Fake an Elemental Analysis


As first posted by ChemBark, a recent paper in Organometallics by Professor Reto Dorta at the University of Zurich is catching the ire of the online chemical community today [, ] for a quick throaway note left in the supporting information in the paper entitled, “Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Studies of Palladium and Platinum Bis-Sulfoxide …

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Jul 24

User Timelines in Twitter API v1.1


As some people may have noticed, the Chem Twitterverse box has been broken for the past two weeks while Twitter migrated from v1.0 of their API to v1.1. It took some serious rejiggering but I finally got it back up and running. The Chem Twitterverse box now includes tweets from HansonFSU. For those that don’t …

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