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...
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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,...
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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...
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12 Apr 2019
Pictured is another solution containing a slightly larger starting molecule before applying the same reductant.
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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...
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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...
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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 (...
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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...
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12 Apr 2019
OIST Scientists have uncovered some surprising history hidden in the genes of two species of jellyfish.  
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8 Apr 2019
The OIST Marine Genomics Unit is now sequencing the genome of a local Okinawan box jellyfish to compare to the giant box jellyfish pictured here. Comparing the two should shed light on how box...
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1 Apr 2019
On March 28, 2019 the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) announced that a team led by Prof. Jeff Wickens, head of the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa...
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28 Mar 2019
If you’ve ever dined on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan, your plate may have been graced by a remarkable pile of seaweed, each strand adorned with tiny green bubbles. Known as umi-budo or sea...
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