16 Apr 2019
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the...
Type: Press release
12 Apr 2019
Publishing as first author is a notable feat. Recently, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) PhD student Sébastien Lapointe published a paper in...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2019
The reduction of the stable Nickel (II) complex (left molecule) using cobaltocene as a reductant (middle molecule) to afford the reactive Nickel(I) complex (right molecule). Shown in the image are 2D...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
Holding the crystals in his hand, one can faintly see a molecule in the background. At a microscopic level, crystals are a repetition of the molecule in all directions, and we can get the exact...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe holds out the solution after the experiment. He kept the solutions in a fridge for about a week. Over time the solution forms crystals that can be further analyzed,...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
Moments after applying the reductant, the solution turns to a deep red color, which needs to be purified by filtration. The pure final product is obtained without any further manipulations. “The...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
Pictured is another solution containing a slightly larger starting molecule before applying the same reductant.
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
Seconds after adding the reductant, the once yellow solution turns to a murky brown. This color change signifies that there is a reaction occurring between the chemicals. “The change in color is a...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
Pictured is the solution with the starting material Sebastien Lapointe did his reaction on. This is before adding the reductant to the reaction. “To check how our stabilizing system performs, we...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
The two powders on the left are the starting Nickel (II) molecules, while the two on the right are the final Nickel(I) products after the experiment. The difference in color for the starting Nickel (...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe in the Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit prepares his experiment. The experiments are done in the glovebox, in order...
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2019
OIST Scientists have uncovered some surprising history hidden in the genes of two species of jellyfish.  
Type: Video
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