30 Jun 15:29

freshphotons: Spider Embryo. Via Molecular characterization and...

30 Jun 15:28

Prohibition vs Regulation

30 Jun 08:11

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The 18-year-old high school graduate whose amazing handmade prom dress went completely viral got her first red carpet commission!

30 Jun 07:34

Arquivo confidencial

02 Jul 17:59

[Report] Catalytic asymmetric hydroamination of unactivated internal olefins to aliphatic amines

by Yang Yang
Catalytic assembly of enantiopure aliphatic amines from abundant and readily available precursors has long been recognized as a paramount challenge in synthetic chemistry. Here, we describe a mild and general copper-catalyzed hydroamination that effectively converts unactivated internal olefins—an important yet unexploited class of abundant feedstock chemicals—into highly enantioenriched α-branched amines (≥96% enantiomeric excess) featuring two minimally differentiated aliphatic substituents. This method provides a powerful means to access a broad range of advanced, highly functionalized enantioenriched amines of interest in pharmaceutical research and other areas. Authors: Yang Yang, Shi-Liang Shi, Dawen Niu, Peng Liu, Stephen L. Buchwald
02 Jul 15:03

cutebiology: nursejpg: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! frog important

by villeashell



!!!!!!!!!!!!!! frog


02 Jul 14:24

High Selectivity of Supported Ru Catalysts in the Selective CO MethanationWater Makes the Difference

by Ali M. Abdel-Mageed, Stephan Eckle and R. Jürgen Behm

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03689
02 Jul 14:10

Gotta catch ‘em all. (gif via hilariousgifs)

Gotta catch ‘em all. (gif via hilariousgifs)

02 Jul 11:27

Macroscopic 3D Porous Graphitic Carbon Nitride Monolith for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

by Qinghua Liang, Zhi Li, Xiaoliang Yu, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Quan-Hong Yang
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A macroscopic 3D porous graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN) monolith is prepared by the one-step thermal polymerization of urea inside the framework of a commercial melamine sponge and exhibits improved photocatalytic water splitting performance for hydrogen evolution compared to g-CN powder due to 3D porous interconnected network, larger specific surface area, better visible light capture, and superior charge separation efficiency.

02 Jul 10:52

Facile Gold-Catalyzed Heterocyclization of Terminal Alkynes and Cyanamides Leading to Substituted 2-Amino-1,3-Oxazoles

by Valentin A. Rassadin, Vadim P. Boyarskiy and Vadim Yu. Kukushkin

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Organic Letters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b01592
02 Jul 09:00

Glimpsing the legacy code

by sharhalakis

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02 Jul 07:09

Brand new van wrapped to look like an old rustbucket

by David Pescovitz

A customer commissioned Glasgow, Scotland vehicle graphics company Clyde Wraps to make a 2014 Volkswagen van look like it had been devoured by rust. The vehicle is actually covered in beautifully designed vinyl stickers of corroded car parts. Read the rest

02 Jul 07:01

Coffee Grinders

by Doug
02 Jul 05:00

#1138; The Earthworm Bucket, Part 3 (of 4)

by David Malki

imaginary people don't need your dang help fighting their battles, they ain't even real dogg. you don't want to get in the middle of no ghost war

02 Jul 04:03

Pd-Catalyzed Regiodivergent Hydroesterification of Aryl Olefins with Phenyl Formate

by Wenlong Ren, Wenju Chang, Yang Wang, Jingfu Li and Yian Shi

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Organic Letters
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b01630
01 Jul 22:37

marrowack: SHE SAID YES!!!



01 Jul 21:34

Under fire, Stuart Palley

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01 Jul 20:40

Catalytic Ring Expansion of Cyclic Hemiaminals for the Synthesis of Medium-Ring Lactams

by Wanxiang Zhao, Hui Qian, Zigang Li, Jianwei Sun


A mild and efficient intermolecular ring-expansion approach was developed for the synthesis of medium-ring lactams by using siloxy alkynes. Key to success is the suitable combination of a superior catalyst and an exceptional nitrogen-protecting group. Control experiments indicated that the reaction is remarkably selective toward the desired lactam formation, even with many possible non-productive pathways.

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Growth rings: A mild catalytic synthesis of medium-ring lactams through ring expansion of cyclic hemiaminals was developed. This synthetically useful method also gives insight into the reactivity of both siloxy alkynes and N-acyliminium analogues.

01 Jul 20:04

LEGO Adds Even More Female STEM Minifigs, & You Can Vote for Lovelace, Curie, & Others!

by Jill Pantozzi

LEGOstemVote3We feel that showing kids you can aspire to any career, regardless of gender, is important. That’s why we’re always excited when we see LEGO sets depicting female minifigs in a variety of careers, especially STEM. Take a look at some items currently available in the LEGO store while perusing some of the new Ideas projects worthy of your votes!

Scientific American has alerted us to a few new LEGO sets you might be interested in.

A few items in their space port tag include these minifigs:

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Space Scientist


Utility Shuttle Astronaut – Female


Service Car Female Driver

And there’s the McLaren Mercedes Pit Stop:


McLaren Mercedes Pit Crew Member, Female


Deep Sea Submariner Female

Maia Weinstock says LEGO’s Deep Sea Helicopter set is an homage to oceanographer Sylvia Earle. You can check out more in the Deep Sea Explorers section here.

While these are all AMAZING, Weinstock also notes that with the exception of a branded Doc McStuffins‘ Duplo set, “there are no women of color among the new STEM professionals.”

Ok, now onto the voting portion. You know folks can submit ideas to become real LEGO sets? Well there are some fantastic examples right now. For instance, the “Scientists in History” set created by Mibitat.


They write:

“Currently proposed are 8 scientist vignettes, of which 3 or 4 (voted for by you) could be included in the set:

  • Charles Darwin is observing a monkey in a tree as he ponders his theory of evolution, struggling for acceptance from the people.
  • Alan Turing, pioneering computer scientist,is in his lab working on a code-breaking computer.
  • Mary Anning is down in Dorset trying to extract some fossils.
  • Marie Curie is in her lab with her equipment as she experiments with radioactivity
  • Thomas Edison is in his workshop with his incandescent lamp and gramophone
  • Nikola Tesla is in his lab as he observes his Tesla coil behind the safety of a Faraday cage.
  • Rosalind Franklin is using x-ray crystallography to observe the structure of DNA.
  • Lise Meitner is experimenting with atoms in her lab as she comes up with her theory of nuclear fission.”

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Then we’ve got Lovelace & Babbage:


They write:

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is widely credited as the first computer scientist and Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer. Together they collaborated on Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Whilst never fully built in their lifetime, Lovelace’s notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.

And, “Help Ada Junior with her maths homework in the miniature classroom, but just make sure the creepy bat doesn’t steal her beloved teddy bear.”

I die.

LEGOlovelaceAnd finally, a real geologist has created a set showcasing her work! Circe Verba, research geologicst at the National Energy Technology Laboratory writes:

“I’m a female research geologist with a love of legos- this is a sample of my career. The scene here shows research geologists discovering minerals in a limestone rock formation and the characterization of the minerals in the laboratory.

  • The entire project has 213 pieces total. 
  • Field geology: A female and male geologist with a dog (there’s always the obligatory geology dog) exploring a crystal cave system complete with stratigraphic layers. Accessory pieces include:  compass/brunton, rock hammer, shovel, and a geology dog.
  • Petrographic laboratory: Petrographic laboratory: Mineral analysis performed with a light
    microscope and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) complete with
    an electron backscatter detector to distinguish phases and an energy dispersive
    X-ray spectrometer (EDS) to determine elemental composition using
    microanalysis software.”


Will you be voting for any of these?

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01 Jul 19:11

Acylation of (Hetero)Arenes through CH Activation with Aroyl Surrogates

by Xiao-Feng Wu


In this Minireview, the major achievements in the acylation of arenes and heteroarenes by C[BOND]H activation with aroyl groups are summarized and discussed. As the products are carbonyl-containing compounds that are typical products from carbonylation chemistry, the possible inspirations for these reactions are also discussed, as are mechanistic issues and possible problems for carbonylative diaryl ketone synthesis by C[BOND]H activation.

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In splendid acylation: The major achievements in the acylation of arenes and heteroarenes by C[BOND]H activation with aroyl groups are summarized and discussed, based on the aroyl sources employed. In light of these achievements and their mechanistic studies, possible problems for carbonylative diaryl ketone synthesis by C[BOND]H activation are also discussed.

01 Jul 18:54

Questions for the Ghost

by Reza


01 Jul 18:32

I should print this picture out immediately and put it in a...

I should print this picture out immediately and put it in a fucking frame.

01 Jul 15:31

sofitheviking: aubreylstallard: shout of to the Book of...



shout of to the Book of Kells

All ‘bout dat Chi Rho page

01 Jul 15:24


01 Jul 14:54

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Self-Perception

by admin@smbc-comics.com

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