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Stephen Ritter
A recent ACS Virtual Issue features a collection of organometallic chemistry papers from research groups at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs). Four ACS core-chemistry journals, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Letters, and The Journal of Organic Chemistry published the papers between 2014 and 2018.      The authors represent… (Show more)
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Stephen Ritter
In an annual chemistry community recognition, the ACS journals Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organometallics, and Organic Letters have each announced the 2018 recipients of their lectureship awards. Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow is the Inorganic Chemistry recipient for his group’s work on the self-assembly of… (Show more)
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Andrew Guenthner
The Propellants Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division, known as the AFRL Rocket Lab, at Edwards AFB, is seeking information on qualified candidates who are interested in potential employment opportunities, as described below.   U. S. citizenship is required; candidates.  Interested candidates may send a CV… (Show more)
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Adyia Mehresh
I have a question regarding removal of a residual solvent from a powder. I want to place an open container of my chemical inside a vacuum chamber with another open container of activated charcoal to absorb the solvent, then maintain a vacuum for some time. I know you can do this setup using two separate flasks, one with my chemical, the other with… (Show more)
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Hubert Valencia
Density functional theory (DFT) is a powerful technique used in theoretical chemistry (and physics) that unfortunately can be quite difficult to explain.   A short (yet complete) introduction to DFT is given by Klaus Capelle as a very nice, freely accessible, educational material. https://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0211443   It also happen to be… (Show more)
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John Garner
Berberine is a historical herbal remedy garnering new attention over its capability to reduce cholesterol and provide for improved heart health. Due to its low bioavailability, its uptake and efficacy however can be improved by applying nanotechnology. Recently, researchers at University of Massachusetts Lowell used PLGA-PEG-PLGA (PolyVivo AK072)… (Show more)
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Mon San
I know it’s derived from coconut acid and believe the triglycerides are removed but just coming up short. Any help would be greatly appreciated.   I understand cetyl, cetearyl, cetostearyl, and cetyl alcohol 40 are all derived from coconut oil and carry a low comedogenicity. I just really want to be able to explain (and understand!) why this… (Show more)
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Chad Cooley
I'm looking for advice on how to move from academia to IP or patent law. I've heard from multiple people (who all heard from a friend, who heard from a friend) that some law firms will hire Ph.D. scientists and help pay for law school, but I've never met anyone who has actually done this. I don't think I can quit my job to go to law school without… (Show more)
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