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Archive for January, 2008

Quesnoin from Tropical Paris

Posted by David Bradley on January 17th, 2008

Quesnoin structureA newly discovered diterpene quesnoin with a novel ring structure, bridged by a single oxygen atom, has been isolated from 55 million-year-old amber from the Eocene geological period by Akino Jossang and colleagues at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Tropical Paris, you say? Find out more here.

Chemical Sensitivity

Posted by David Bradley on January 11th, 2008

DDTThis week’s Spinneret post actually points you to my latest Alchemist column on ChemWeb.com but also goes into a little more detail on one of the items reported there regarding pesticide contamination.

Read the extra details on chemical sensitivityhere.