I think I'll provide a companion to Doug's lab story with one of my own. Today was a fun-with-chemicals day. In my attempts to get phases so that I can solve my structure, I'm trying to generate various heavy atom derivatives. Today I worked with the lanthanides, which have whimsical names like "Promethium", "Dysprosium", and "Europium". The best thing about working with heavy metals (OK, the only good thing about working with them) is the incredible colors. Now I just need them to STAY IN THE FUCKING METAL BINDING SITE, YOU BASTARD!.
Posted on June 19, 2003 07:04 PM