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Hey what's goin' on I'm Amalia. I'm studying towards a MChem, chemistry degree at Smith College. My main research interests include neurochemistry, bioengineering, psychopharmacology, biopsychiatry, & synthetic biology.

Posted on 22nd Jul at 2:48 PM, with 48 notes

chroniclesofachemist:

brainsx:

10 points to whoever can identify this pretty turtle

Red bowser from Supersmash Bros melee. Trust me.

annndddd the 10 points go to Ben! *hands you 10 bitcoins*

Posted on 22nd Jul at 2:46 PM, with 719 notes
chroniclesofachemist:

brainsx:

star-jockey:

Albert Hoffman’s original molecular model sketches for LSD and Psilocybin.

Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) was a brilliant chemist who was the first to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. He was also the first to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin

Contrary to popular belief ‘Bicycle Day’ was not an accident. 

(Bicycle Day is celebrated on April 16th to commemorate the day when the legendary Albert Hofmann first took LSD [April 16th, 1943])

chroniclesofachemist:

brainsx:

star-jockey:

Albert Hoffman’s original molecular model sketches for LSD and Psilocybin.

Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) was a brilliant chemist who was the first to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. He was also the first to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin

Contrary to popular belief ‘Bicycle Day’ was not an accident.

(Bicycle Day is celebrated on April 16th to commemorate the day when the legendary Albert Hofmann first took LSD [April 16th, 1943])

Posted on 21st Jul at 8:56 PM, with 15 notes
thelabrat1990:

45.5 grams worth of acetylsalicylic acid / ASA (Aspirin) about to be powdered in an electric coffee grinder.
First step in synthesizing some methyl salicylate (Oil of Wintergreen) -  extract ASA and then turn it to salicylic acid through hydrolysis.
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thelabrat1990:

45.5 grams worth of acetylsalicylic acid / ASA (Aspirin) about to be powdered in an electric coffee grinder.

First step in synthesizing some methyl salicylate (Oil of Wintergreen) -  extract ASA and then turn it to salicylic acid through hydrolysis.

Posted on 21st Jul at 8:52 PM, with 719 notes
star-jockey:

Albert Hoffman’s original molecular model sketches for LSD and Psilocybin.

Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) was a brilliant chemist who was the first to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. He was also the first to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin

star-jockey:

Albert Hoffman’s original molecular model sketches for LSD and Psilocybin.

Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) was a brilliant chemist who was the first to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. He was also the first to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin

Posted on 21st Jul at 7:49 PM, with 600 notes
microscopicexpressionism:

Fluorescent actin protein filaments.
Dennis Breitsprecher, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Germany’s Hannover Medical School. Courtesy of Nikon Small World.
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microscopicexpressionism:

Fluorescent actin protein filaments.

Dennis Breitsprecher,
Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Germany’s Hannover Medical School.
Courtesy of Nikon Small World.

Posted on 21st Jul at 7:20 PM, with 39 notes
thelabrat1990:

Some of my favorite copper compounds (all synthesized from copper metal). From left to right: copper (II) carbonate, copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate, anhydrous copper (II) acetate, copper (II) chloride dihydrate, and anhydrous copper (II) chloride.

thelabrat1990:

Some of my favorite copper compounds (all synthesized from copper metal). From left to right: copper (II) carbonate, copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate, anhydrous copper (II) acetate, copper (II) chloride dihydrate, and anhydrous copper (II) chloride.

Posted on 21st Jul at 7:19 PM, with 86 notes
Look Out, Graphene: Boron Atoms Form Cages And Flat Sheets Like Carbon

txchnologist:

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by Michael Keller

Chemists working in the U.S. and China say they have discovered a new molecular structure made out of boron atoms.

They believe the structure is made of 40 boron atoms that link together into a cage, which might be useful in storing hydrogen. 

"This is the first time that a boron cage has been observed experimentally," said Lai-Sheng Wang, a Brown University chemistry professor and the study’s leader. "As a chemist, finding new molecules and structures is always exciting. The fact that boron has the capacity to form this kind of structure is very interesting."

They described their work uncovering experimental evidence for the molecule, which they have called borospherene, in a recent issue of the journal Nature Chemistry.

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Posted on 21st Jul at 9:45 AM, with 284 notes

medicalillustration:

Week 46: Surgical tools | Hand Surgery, Orthopedics

Original sketches from OR sketchbook were rough: the primary focus at that point was to depict how the surgeon handles these tools and their overall shape.  They were then redrawn and cleaned up in Photoshop.

**feel free to use the close-up photo I took of curved surgical scissors, needle driver, micro scissors, and surgical forceps for your own reference :)

Posted on 21st Jul at 9:44 AM, with 55 notes
trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

The trails of high energy subatomic particles emitted by alpha and beta decay shown inside a Cloud chamber.
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trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

The trails of high energy subatomic particles emitted by alpha and beta decay shown inside a Cloud chamber.

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