musings on music and life

March 19, 2014

Chemical poetry

Filed under: Chemistry, Uncategorized — Tags: — sankirnam @ 8:27 pm

It’s not always that I find a paper that makes me jump off my feet in excitement, but this might actually be it. The chemistry being described is pretty run-of-the mill (generation of benzyne by deprotonation-elimination in liquid ammonia), but……it is written in verse.

Unfortunately, the editor adds a note: “[…] Because of the somewhat increased space requirements and possible difficulty to some of our nonpoetically inclined readers, manuscripts in this format face an uncertain future in this office.”

Party poopers.


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