Sep 26, 2007
NOW with working links!
The latest issue of chemistry webzine Reactive Reports is now online, in this month’s issue:
Plain or Vanilla Some men smell of vanilla while others smell of urine, but it is not always down to personal hygiene or ice-cream tainted Cologne.
Light Controlled Magic Bullet Targeting diseased tissue directly with the drug to teach it, the so-called …
Sep 25, 2007
I’m a bit confused, I had assumed that the complete stereochemistry of the anticancer drug Taxol (paclitaxel) had been assigned years ago, presumably at the point when its first total synthesis was performed if not before. I’ve written about the compound several times, in particular reporting that first total synthesis of the compound in the UK paper, The Daily Telegraph.
However, it seems there is ambiguity spreading across the net. Most …
Sep 24, 2007
My wife’s mother is very keen to trace her family tree and has dug up roots as far back as the early 18th century with possible hints at some ancestors dating back to the late 1600s. She has quite a rare and locally focused maiden name, so it has been a little easier for her than it would be for someone in England called Smith. Personally, I gave up any …