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May 6, 2014

The “Fluorine bubble”

Filed under: Chemistry — Tags: , , — sankirnam @ 3:05 pm

These are 4 reviews on trifluoromethylation methods that have appeared in the literature in the last 2-3 weeks:





This is increasing evidence of the “fluorine bubble” that is appearing lately in the organic chemistry literature. Research groups from other areas of chemistry are now jumping on the fluorine bandwagon. It’s good that fluorine chemistry is getting the added attention, but the contributions of the long-time researchers and those who helped build the field should not be forgotten.


MORE clips!

Filed under: Carnatic Music — Tags: , — sankirnam @ 1:58 pm

This is the thani from the concert I played in on February 15


I have the worst luck when it comes to recordings; the line-in devices did not record that day, and so this is from a pocket recorder on the stage! Also, the mrudangam sruthi kept decreasing throughout the concert for some reason. Hopefully it is not too glaring in the recording (it is rather noticeable to me in the first round).

EDIT (9/28/2016): Found these clips of the concert on YouTube!

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