Monday, June 27, 2016

This week's C&EN

A few articles from this week's issue of C&EN:

1 comment:

  1. gallium-based flexible circuits would be probably not allowed on the planes. Also, the assertion that methanesulfonic acid is a nontoxic biodegradable noncorrosive alternative to sulfuric acid is a ridiculous sales pitch. (If you work in process group, one thing to watch out for is mixing MsOH with methanol, methyl methanesulfonate forms readily and is pretty genotoxic. The advantages of MsOh over sulfuric acid is that it does not have oxidative properties and does not sulfonate, and the molarity is lower - if you are using it as a reaction medium and need to quench and neutralize the whole damned reaction mix.)