30 8 / 2014

thenomadundergrad:

Nothing like holding a pure compound that you have just synthesized.
(bottom picture shows the structure of the synthesized compound)

The last steps in the synthesis involves hydrolysing the ester bond on the naphthalene ring and then coupling the carboxylic acid to a dipeptide chain.

These molecules are being synthesized and studied due to their anti-cancer activity shown in both lung cancer and malignant melanoma cell lines. Although past research is all ‘in vitro’, we hope to push for ‘in vivo' testing in the future. 

29 8 / 2014

tamayabat:

#chemistry ##work

tamayabat:

#chemistry ##work

28 8 / 2014

whatcouldgohuang:

my uv-vis + autosampler. I use this all day long and it’s my baby. I really enjoyed sorting the cuvettes.

27 8 / 2014

summersynthesis:

Largest copper acetate crystals grown to date. Massing 8.6 g total, these represent around 2 months of crystal growth.

26 8 / 2014

lab-chemist:

Experiment #1 Bromine synthesis

I decided to try my hand at making some bromine for future reactions using acidified permanganate and bromide salts. The reaction went well, without a hitch, I got the bromine I needed not to mention some bromine water as a side product.

The only part that scared me was drying the bromine. I needed to use concentrated sulfuric acid and if the bromine was too wet it could have flash boiled, throwing bromine vapour and droplets everywhere and that would have been very bad (>_<)

25 8 / 2014

beekid44:

Playing around with chemistry and water colors.

beekid44:

Playing around with chemistry and water colors.

24 8 / 2014

whatcouldgohuang:

Pretty samples

whatcouldgohuang:

Pretty samples

23 8 / 2014

somethingsmellsfishey:

This is so pleasing

somethingsmellsfishey:

This is so pleasing

22 8 / 2014

cyclopentadiene:

Found a book from the era when 100 MHz NMR spectrometers were considered luxuries.

cyclopentadiene:

Found a book from the era when 100 MHz NMR spectrometers were considered luxuries.

21 8 / 2014

aruzennnn:

Old photo… I miss setting up these systems #chemistry

aruzennnn:

Old photo… I miss setting up these systems #chemistry