05 August, 2014


Editing the Wikipedia today. Added a diagram for the page titled, Intramolecular Diels-Alder cycloaddition. Go check out the page and start editing! It's a bit difficult thinking of things to write that's specific for the intramolecular reaction, but a picture was missing and so I filled the gap.

"Corey 1978 gibberellic acid" by Marvinthefish - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Corey_1978_gibberellic_acid.png#mediaviewer/File:Corey_1978_gibberellic_acid.png

Going through the guidelines on drawing chemical structures for Wikipedia (see here), I used ACS format, changed a "Me" to "CH3", included the stereochemistry and used ChemDraw (13.0). Maybe I need to take out the English, to make it "language neutral". Not even sure if I need things like reaction conditions and yield.

01 August, 2014

DNA - not like that!

DNA project 'to make UK world genetic research leader' says the headline.

But when one starts with left handed B-DNA...


Oh well at least they're not trying to sell us anything...like in this example

STOP the spread of left-handed B-DNA!