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Chemistry Review 2: OH-Initiated Oxidation of Acetylacetone: Implications for Ozone and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation

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                                                            Good Day , Evolution Through the Ages followers!    To further explain how this sub-channel of the blog will be run, I will be alternating every week between our two chemistry subfield topics of biochemistry and environmental chemistry. For this week’s review I am now on the topic of environmental science. The article’s title is  OH-Initiated Oxidation of Acetylacetone: Implications for Ozone and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation . Acetylacetone  is the compound the researchers want to know more about pertaining environmental impacts.  Acetylacetone  is used in industrial applications across the world. With this organic compound being used so  readily among consumers and industry, the compound is now commonly being found in the atmosphere. Once the compound is incorporated within the atmosphere, it becomes a common atmospheric oxygenated volatile organic compound which can be a form of acid rain. Prior to t

Chemistry Review 1: Nitric Oxide Activates β-Cell Glucokinase by Promoting Formation of the “Glucose-Activated” State

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For my first chemistry review article for the blog I decided to  summarize an   article in the field of biochemistry. My goal is to  provide readers  with a  wi de range of subtopics within this field;  as  well as,  environmental  science and  technology. To provide a  little background about myself, I have a  bachelor of  science in Chemistry with a concentration in Chemistry  professional.  A  concentration in Chemistry professional means that  I  took a heavy college-course  load of chemistry and math classes.  This extensive list of courses  qualifies m e  to work in a research  lab. I have worked two years in  an analytical lab. My  current position is a laboratory technician for a chemical  processing plant. I  am   also a member of the American Chemical  Society  (ACS) ; which is where all the  journal articles I am plan to  review can be found. For this week’s  review, I have  selected Nit