17 Oct 23:36

Use of Electrochemistry in the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Structures

by Yangye Jiang, Kun Xu and Chengchu Zeng

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Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00271
18 Oct 15:34

Thirsty Dudes Harass Mom Modeling Clothes So Much That Ebay Intervenes

Thirsty guys harass a mom modeling clothes so much that Ebay decides to intervene.

Katherine Macpherson, 42, who previously modeled pictures of dresses on Ebay, has since discontinued her job due to relentlessly thirsty, and grossly insensitive pursuits on the part of Ebay's horny internet trolls. Macpherson says she'll receive up to 20 dirty messages a day; and we're talking dirty and explicit enough that they weren't appropriate for print. 

"One person who sent me several unanswered messages and then became more insistent before sending me a picture of his penis was on my blocked bidder list and should not have been able to contact me but somehow still managed it.

"I reported him and was informed by eBay that if they received any more complaints from other users they may consider suspending his account. Via: The Sun

We're glad to hear that Ebay stepped up to support the woman just trying to do her job, and haven't heard yet on whether the issue's been resolved. 

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18 Oct 05:04

Comic for October 18, 2017

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18 Oct 17:12

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Become one

by tech@thehiveworks.com

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It's not you, it's your species.

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20 Oct 07:10

Comic: Second Opinion

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Second Opinion
18 Oct 04:07

Comic: 10/18/2017

by Pete Abrams
A new comic has been posted at Sluggy.com!
18 Oct 07:03

Comic: 2017-10-18

New Comic: 2017-10-18
18 Oct 07:25

Comic: Interior Decorating

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Interior Decorating
18 Oct 07:03

Girl Genius for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Girl Genius comic for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 has been posted.
18 Oct 18:47

Hydrothermally Activated Graphene Fiber Fabrics for Textile Electrodes of Supercapacitors

by Zheng Li, Tieqi Huang, Weiwei Gao, Zhen Xu, Dan Chang, Chunxiao Zhang and Chao Gao

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ACS Nano
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05092
18 Oct 22:06

Do You Talk About Money With Friends?

by Stella Blackmon

Do You Talk About Money With Friends?

My friends and I swap intimate secrets like my little brother used to trade Pokémon cards: gleefully and without hesitation. I know every detail of their dating lives, political beliefs and greatest fears.… Read more

The post Do You Talk About Money With Friends? appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

20 Oct 04:47

Welcoming committee

by David M Willis
17 Oct 20:13

UPDATED: I have become what I have sneered at.

by thebloggess
Remember last month when I wrote about Amazon recommending a ridiculous astronaut baby carrier to take your cats for walk in and they were like, “YOU SHOULD TOTALLY HAVE THIS, WIERDO” and I was a little offended? And then I … Continue reading →
18 Oct 18:39

Snuggle Up

18 Oct 22:12

Pic Of Ariana Grande Defying Laws Of Physics Goes Viral, And Internet's Horribly Confused

Picture of Ariana Grande defying laws of physics goes viral, and people on Twitter are terribly confused.

We're talking way back in August of 2014, Ariana Grande released her album, My Everything; and it came and went, and nobody thought too much of it. Yet, now here we are: years later, someone had to go and kick the hornet's nest of conspiracy theorists, hungry to debate something on Twitter. Naturally, this is the perfect opportunity: how in the hell is she sitting on that stool?

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18 Oct 13:09

The Beginner's Guide to IFTTT

by Michael Franco

In our new series Getting It, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here, we’re arming you with everything you need to know to master the world of IFTTT.


18 Oct 14:30

Oxidation of Organic Molecules with a Redox-Active Guanidine Catalyst

by Ute Wild, Florian Schön, Hans-Jörg Himmel

Herein we report the first examples for the use of redox-active guanidines as catalysts in the green oxidation of organic molecules with dioxygen. In one half-reaction, the oxidized state of the redox-active guanidine is converted to the reduced, protonated state, thereby enabling dehydrogenative oxidation of the substrate (3,5-ditertbutylcatechol [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] o-benzoquinone, benzoin [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] benzil, and 2,4-ditertbutylphenol [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] biphenol). In the other half-reaction, efficient re-oxidation of the guanidine to the oxidized state is achieved with dioxygen in the presence of a copper catalyst. The results pave the way for a broader use of redox-active guanidines as oxidation catalysts.

18 Oct 15:50

The Right Spot

by Tim
18 Oct 23:09

Wearable Fabrics with Self-Branched Bimetallic Layered Double Hydroxide Coaxial Nanostructures for Hybrid Supercapacitors

by Goli Nagaraju, S. Chandra Sekhar, L. Krishna Bharat and Jae Su Yu

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ACS Nano
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04368
18 Oct 19:19

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Become one

by tech@thehiveworks.com

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19 Oct 10:12

Controllable modular growth of hierarchical MOF-on-MOF architectures

by Yifan Gu, Yi-nan Wu, Liangchun Li, Wei Chen, Fengting Li, Susumu Kitagawa

Fabrication of hybrid MOF-on-MOF heteroarchitectures can create novel and multifunctional platforms to achieve desired properties. However, only MOFs with similar crystallographic parameters can be hybridized by the classical epitaxial growth method (EGM), which largely suppressed its applications. Herein, we demonstrated a general strategy called internal extended growth method (IEGM) for the feasible assembly of MOFs with distinct crystallographic parameters in an MOF matrix. Various MOFs with diverse functions could be introduced in a modular MOF matrix to form 3D core-satellite pluralistic hybrid system. Additionally, the number of different MOF crystals interspersed could be variable on demand. More importantly, the different MOF crystals distributed in individual domains could be used to further incorporate functional units or enhance target functions.

19 Oct 05:03

Comic for October 19, 2017

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20 Oct 06:33

Catalytic Hydroalkylation of Allenes

by Mitchell Lee, Mary Nguyen, Chance Brandt, Werner Kaminsky, Gojko Lalic

We have developed a catalytic method for hydroalkylation of allenes using alkyl triflates as electrophiles and silane as a hydride source. The reaction has an excellent substrate scope and is compatible with a wide range of functional groups, including esters, aryl halides, aryl boronic esters, sulfonamides, alkyl tosylates, and alkyl bromides. We found evidence for the reaction mechanism that involves unusual dinuclear copper ally complexes as catalytic intermediates. The unusual structure of these complexes provides rationale for their unexpected reactivity.

19 Oct 16:35

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Smell this

by tech@thehiveworks.com

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If this looks familiar it's because yesterday I uploaded it with a typo, in which the dad was offering to taste the kid's sore throat. That may literally be the creepiest typo in the history of typoes.

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19 Oct 17:51

MOF-derived cobalt nanoparticles catalyze a general synthesis of amines

by Jagadeesh, R. V., Murugesan, K., Alshammari, A. S., Neumann, H., Pohl, M.-M., Radnik, J., Beller, M.

The development of base metal catalysts for the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant compounds remains an important goal of chemical research. Here, we report that cobalt nanoparticles encapsulated by a graphitic shell are broadly effective reductive amination catalysts. Their convenient and practical preparation entailed template assembly of cobalt-diamine-dicarboxylic acid metal organic frameworks on carbon and subsequent pyrolysis under inert atmosphere. The resulting stable and reusable catalysts were active for synthesis of primary, secondary, tertiary, and N-methylamines (more than 140 examples). The reaction couples easily accessible carbonyl compounds (aldehydes and ketones) with ammonia, amines, or nitro compounds, and molecular hydrogen under industrially viable and scalable conditions, offering cost-effective access to numerous amines, amino acid derivatives, and more complex drug targets.