The Sceptical Chymist | Porphyrin power

Published in Chemistry

Just a quick post about a couple of papers I saw while surfing through Angewandte Chemie earlier today.

The best porphyrin structure I’ve seen for a while is right there in Early ViewHarry Anderson and cohorts in Oxford have used a porphyrin to template the formation of a conjugated octaporphyrin ring (thought I’d mention this before carbon-based curiosities get a hold of it… I’ll see about getting our blogroll updated as ChemBark needs a direct link as well…).

Other than that, there’s an essay about Mendeleev that will keep me occupied on the train this evening, 100 years since he died apparently…


Stuart Cantrill (Associate Editor, Nature Nanotechnology)

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