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NanoPropulsion

Stephen J. Ebbens Jonathan Howse The current state of the art in nanopropulsion devices was recently reviewed by Ebbens and Howse in an article last Friday.[SoftMatter] A short summary of the nano- systems is presented below with video action shots … Continue reading

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Yet Another Acene Synthesis (YAAS)

Who doesn’t like a good fused benzene synthesis? Lin et al. have come up with a new iterative method to make acenes.[ChemComm] The new method uses a series of Wittig olefinations and Knoevenagel condensations, schematically shown below. The method works … Continue reading

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