What would we chemists do without molecules, and who of us is not fascinated by one molecule or another: sometimes we are fascinated by one molecule for a lifetime, sometimes by different ones depending on our research or discoveries. This summer, we invited you to share your stories with molecules. Until August 31, we are looking forward to your stories, in the form of pictures, short (or longer) texts, videos – whatever you like.
As we did in mid-July, we already want to share some of the stories. Many thanks to all who have already participated!
And there is a new book prize winner: B. S. Krishnamoorthy from India. Congratulations to the winner!
What we’ve learned about molecules special to you:
- Caffeine is always among the popular molecules, as several responses on social media have also shown. With the free app MolAR Augmented Reality (iOS, Android), you can visualize this and other molecules in 3D and even bring them to your desk or to your coffee or teacup.
- It’s really great to find organic molecules in space. Isopropyl cyanide was discovered in space, 27,000 light-years from Earth, in the center of the galaxy. Isopropyl cyanide is the only molecule originating from the universe that has a branched carbon skeleton. This is a common feature in molecules that are needed for life. Organic molecules usually found in space consist of a single backbone of carbon atoms arranged in a straight chain. The discovery suggests that the complex molecules needed for life may have their origins in interstellar space.
- Your Molecule Story,
Share a molecule and why it is special to you and have the chance to win a book
- And there are currently even more molecules on Twitter in the molecule quiz: twitter.com/chemistryviews
Also of Interest
- Molecule Story: 2,6-Diisopropylphenol,
- The First Molecule Stories,