22 Apr 01:07


22 Apr 00:00

Edward P. Tryon

"In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time."
22 Apr 09:12

Цитата #427845

из паблика муз.лэйбла:
"Лучше играть дум метал и умереть неизвестным, чем просто умереть неизвестным"
22 Apr 12:20

Transition-Metal-Free BF3-Mediated Oxidative and Non-Oxidative Cross-Coupling of Pyridines

by Quan Chen, Thierry León, Paul Knochel


We report a BF3-mediated direct alkynylation of pyridines at C(2) by using a variety of alkynyllithium reagents (oxidative cross-coupling). Moreover, we have developed a novel transition-metal-free cross-coupling method between alkylmagnesium reagents and 4-substituted pyridines, such as isonicotinonitrile and 4-chloropyridine, by employing BF3⋅OEt2 as a promoter. The combination of these methods enabled us to efficiently prepare a range of di-, tri-, and tetrasubstituted pyridines.

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Oxidative or non-oxidative—That is the question! Pyridines bearing a substituent at position 4 readily undergo a BF3-mediated oxidative coupling at position 2 with a wide range of alkynyllithium compounds. In contrast, 4-cyano- or 4-chloropyridines undergo a novel BF3-mediated cross-coupling at position 4 with alkylmagnesium reagents. The combination of the two transition-metal-free procedures allows the preparation of a broad range of pyridines.

22 Apr 12:20

Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Adjacent Acyclic Quaternary-Tertiary Motifs: Application to a Concise Total Synthesis of (−)-Filiformin

by Daniel J. Blair, Catherine J. Fletcher, Katherine M. P. Wheelhouse, Varinder K. Aggarwal


Lithiation/borylation methodology has been developed for the synthesis of acyclic quaternary-tertiary motifs with full control of relative and absolute stereochemistry, thus leading to all four possible isomers of a stereodiad. A novel intramolecular Zweifel-type olefination enabled acyclic stereocontrol to be transformed into cyclic stereocontrol. These key steps have been applied to the shortest enantioselective synthesis of (−)-filiformin to date (9 steps) with full stereocontrol.

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True to (fili)form: Lithiation/borylation methodology has been developed for the synthesis of acyclic quaternary-tertiary motifs with full control of relative and absolute stereochemistry, thus leading to all four possible isomers of a stereodiad. A novel intramolecular Zweifel-type olefination enabled acyclic stereocontrol to be transformed into cyclic stereocontrol. These key steps were applied to the enantioselective synthesis of (−)-filiformin.

22 Apr 10:14

Single Electron Transfer in Radical Ion and Radical-Mediated Organic, Materials and Polymer Synthesis

by Na Zhang, Shampa R. Samanta, Brad M. Rosen and Virgil Percec

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Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/cr400689s
22 Apr 15:36

ralphthemouth: lady—hulk: It just keeps…… getting. …. better



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22 Apr 15:42

virused: list of people i like: dogs


list of people i like:

  1. dogs
22 Apr 04:00

April 22, 2014

22 Apr 18:53

'Animal Architecture,' an awesome new photo book about the structures critters create

by Xeni Jardin

'Animal Architecture," by Ingo Arndt and Jürgen Tautz, with a foreword by Jim Brandenburg, is a beautiful new science/photography book exploring the mystery of nature through the "complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey."

Arndt is a world-renowned nature photographer based in Germany, whose work you may have seen in National Geographic, GEO and BBC Wildlife.

Above, a grey bowerbird's bower in Australia's Northern Territory. "The grey bowerbird goes to extreme lengths to build a love nest from interwoven sticks and then covers the floor with decorative objects. The more artful the arbor, the greater the chance a male has of attracting a mate."

"Arndt’s photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua and the fantastic nests created by ants in Africa," says publisher Abrams and Chronicle.

"Studio photographs supplement the images from Arndt’s journey and offer close-up views of the nests, mounds and webs constructed by the animals. Features both breathtaking photography and scientific insight into animal behavior."

I spotted the book via a Guardian photo gallery, which you should check out here.

I have ordered myself a copy on Amazon!

More photos below, all by Ingo Arndt.

22 Apr 19:00

Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by Google

by Melanie Pinola

Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by Google

Recruiters don't look at your resume for more than a few precious seconds , but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still carefully craft your resume to make sure you've got the best chances of landing a job. Here's a simple formula from Google's HR chief that'll help you put the best information on your resume.


22 Apr 14:58

Different Reactivity of the Various Platinum Oxides and Chemisorbed Oxygen in CO Oxidation on Pt(111)

by Daniel Miller, Hernan Sanchez Casalongue, Hendrik Bluhm, Hirohito Ogasawara, Anders Nilsson and Sarp Kaya

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja413125q
22 Apr 20:20

PERO NO LO HICISTE - Una de las tantas historias que quedan tapadas por la guerra

22 Apr 21:45

scotch & jazz @ dusk

by joenagle
22 Apr 18:25

Palladium-Catalyzed Direct Dehydrogenative Annulation of Ferrocenecarboxamides with Alkynes in Air

by Wucheng Xie, Bin Li, Shansheng Xu, Haibin Song and Baiquan Wang

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DOI: 10.1021/om5002606
23 Apr 04:20

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23 Apr 02:30



23 Apr 00:00

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23 Apr 11:10

Sites for Methane Activation on Lithium-Doped Magnesium Oxide Surfaces

by Karolina Kwapien, Joachim Paier, Joachim Sauer, Michael Geske, Ulyana Zavyalova, Raimund Horn, Pierre Schwach, Annette Trunschke, Robert Schlögl


Density functional calculations yield energy barriers for H abstraction by oxygen radical sites in Li-doped MgO that are much smaller (12±6 kJ mol−1) than the barriers inferred from different experimental studies (80–160 kJ mol−1). This raises further doubts that the Li+O.− site is the active site as postulated by Lunsford. From temperature-programmed oxidative coupling reactions of methane (OCM), we conclude that the same sites are responsible for the activation of CH4 on both Li-doped MgO and pure MgO catalysts. For a MgO catalyst prepared by sol–gel synthesis, the activity proved to be very different in the initial phase of the OCM reaction and in the steady state. This was accompanied by substantial morphological changes and restructuring of the terminations as transmission electron microscopy revealed. Further calculations on cluster models showed that CH4 binds heterolytically on Mg2+O2− sites at steps and corners, and that the homolytic release of methyl radicals into the gas phase will happen only in the presence of O2.

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The energy barriers for methane activation by hydrogen abstraction at oxygen radical sites are unrealistically low. C[BOND]H bonds can also heterolytically add onto a regular MgO ion pair at morphological defects such as steps and corners. Release of methyl radicals into the gas phase will happen only in the presence of O2.

23 Apr 00:00


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23 Apr 15:38


23 Apr 16:13

avocado cup salads, two ways

by deb

avocado cup confetti salads

I have the most boring thing, ever, to tell you today (and clearly it’s not “how to write an enticing lede”): I tried not to eat bread for a couple months. Wait, come back! Let me explain. I don’t mean ever. I am not anti-carb or anti-dessert, nor is Wheat Belly our new idea of a good bedtime story; I am ever your gluten-full host. I remain certain that freshly-baked, crackly-crusted artisanal bread is one of the greatest things in the world; to turn it down a moderate serving of it when you’re able to enjoy it (chemically and all that) is a sacrilege. But that’s not really what most of our bread looks like, does it? Most often, bread is merely bookends on a sandwich, with the goal of making filling portable. Or, it’s toasted so that it can sop up butter, jam or a runny yolk, or crouton-ed to make a salad feel bulkier. It’s all too infrequently in and of itself noteworthy. These latter categories of bread were what I suspected I wouldn’t miss if when I challenged myself to skip them. That is, at least two meals a day: an ascetic, I am not.

rainbow of peppers, black beans
bell peppers, black beans, jalapeno, white onion

But I promise, I didn’t drag you here today to sell you on a refined carb-free life as I myself have little interest in living one. What I’d hoped to share was the neat thing that many less stubborn than myself have known of eons: when you tip the food scales away from lackluster bread-fill, a wonderful thing happens: vegetables, beans and protein come back into prominence, and it was just the cooking recharge that I needed. To wit, since the beginning of the year we’ve talked about eggs baked in a nest of spinach and mushrooms (biscuits on the side), a seasonal mayo-light riff on devilled eggs, my new favorite three-bean chili (a small amount of brown rice underneath), chicken fajitas loaded with vegetables, beans, slaw, pico, and guacamole (all perched on one or two small corn tortillas) and a kale-quinoa salad I’m so addicted to, if I don’t have it for lunch at least three days a week, I feel twitchy.

radishes, cucumbers, scallions

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23 Apr 20:22

The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

by Soulskill
An anonymous reader sends this story from Wired: "The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project has since 2007 brought some 2,000 pictures back from 1,500 analog data tapes. They contain the first high-resolution photographs ever taken from behind the lunar horizon, including the first photo of an earthrise. Thanks to the technical savvy and DIY engineering of the team at LOIRP, it's being seen at a higher resolution than was ever previously possible. ... The photos were stored with remarkably high fidelity on the tapes, but at the time had to be copied from projection screens onto paper, sometimes at sizes so large that warehouses and even old churches were rented out to hang them up. The results were pretty grainy, but clear enough to identify landing sites and potential hazards. After the low-fi printing, the tapes were shoved into boxes and forgotten. ... The drives had to be rebuilt and in some cases completely re-engineered using instruction manuals or the advice of people who used to service them. The data they recovered then had to be demodulated and digitized, which added more layers of technical difficulties."

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