chemistry

Sugar and Metal

It’s a snow day here, and I’ve been busy on a project.  So this week is a quick, simple post about sugar and metal.  If you ever study metal contents in sugary solutions (in this case, a juice mimic), you should not evaporate your contents. In our lab, we never processed our waste.  However, we …

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Dissertation: Development and Applications of Chemical Sensors for the Detection of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane

It is a new year, and my dissertation has finally made it past embargoes to publication. Allow me to present: Development and Applications of Chemical Sensors for the Detection of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Methane. You can view the ProQuest entry here. There is a download link to the full text at the bottom of …

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Acetone Melted Goggles

I remember back in undergrad when I had a small safety incident in one of my labs.  We were doing an extraction of . . . something or other.  Part of the experiment involved an extraction using a cooled Rotovap extraction.  This particular extraction needed a very cold trap.  We were using dry ice in …

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