Nonane on the Brain [Tattoo]

The Loom
By Carl Zimmer
Dec 16, 2008 10:38 AMMay 17, 2019 9:26 PM


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Lisa writes, "These are simple hydrocarbon chains (nonane, to be exact)-- one on each wrist.  They end on the bottom sides of my wrists.  I am a synthetic organometallic chemistry PhD student at the University of Washington, and I got these linear hydrocarbon 'bracelets' as I transitioned into my undergrad chemistry program.  When I get my PhD, I want to get a tattoo of the first crystal structure I published (of my first unique molecule synthesized)!"

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