Monday, October 03, 2011

The Chemical Reaction Carnival

C & E News has published the complete listing of submitted reactions for the Chemical Reaction Carnival. Of the 22 submitted, only 3 were for creation of "large molecules" - specifically 2 were for polymers (the a lab-based synthesis using epoxidized limonene and CO2, while the third was for preparation of dendrimers through a Michael addition.

Of the other reactions that were submitted, my favorite were the always popular and visually appealing Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction (if you've never seen video of this reaction, you have to go there right now and do so), as well as the description of hydrocarbon combustion (the reaction isn't that exciting, but the authors description is worth the read).

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