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Conor Hawkins
I have some questions about Diels-Alder reaction kinetics.  I have been trying to combine a conjugated fatty acid with TMPTA and keep gelling the reaction.  Do I need more of an inhibitor?  Am I allowing the reaction to go on too long, or at too high a temperature?  Would I have better luck with a diacrylate?
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Niklas Dahlström
Hello everyone,   Swedish rookie here with a question: what is the difference between lead and quicksilver? I've tried wikipedia but couldn't find any clear answers. As far with my limited chemical knowledge I can't really find any good answers so that's why I am here. Are they different heavy metals or maybe just a synonym? Any input warmly… (Show more)
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Saskia Van Bergen
This position serves as a working chemist at the Washington State Department of Ecology to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals to reduce hazards to people and the environment. Our work is focused on efforts that eliminate or replace toxic chemicals of concern with safer alternatives. As a team member, your role is to help develop and… (Show more)
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Christine Brennan Schmidt
ACS Network now has Groups. This new functionality allows users to users with similar interest to connect to each other and to start communicating and collaborating around this interest.   Functions within a group include:    Discussion threads. You can ask a question or get a discussion among members of the groups. Discussions can be used to…
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Alice Lane
During the last month I have had a serious and life altering allergic reaction to a medical device. Here are the details:   In May 2018 I was told by Dr Machado (Kensington MD 301 949 4242) that I needed to wear 15-20 mmHg compression stocking to protect a varicose vein in my L leg. I went to a local drug store, found and bought JOBST thigh highs… (Show more)
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John Garner
  The visible spectrum of light encompasses only a small sliver of available electromagnetic range. Light with wavelengths just slightly past the human visible range are referred to as near-infra-red light and such light is routinely used in house-hold items such as television remote controls and garage-door sensors. This light has the ability to… (Show more)
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John Garner
Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide. The severe side effects of most chemotherapeutics used for treating this cancer limit their dosage. Use of a delivery system to improve uptake of the medicinal molecules to the cancer site can improve efficacy and reduce side-effects. Recently, researchers at Universidade… (Show more)
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