Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Periodic Table of Elements

One of my non-chemist friends recently introduced me to The Periodic Table of Videos. This is a very cool and informative website.
I've learned lots of stuff since I started watching these videos. Thumbs up to the University of Nottingham for this excellent initiative. D!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cisplatin is my friend!

One of my best friends has just recovered 100% from cancer because Cisplatin rocks. Here's a bit of inorganic chemistry courtesy of Wikipedia:

Cisplatin was first described by M. Peyrone in 1845 and this year it celebrates its 30th FDA approval anniversary. D!