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Thanksgiving: Trouble with Turkeys and Tryptophan
Some years back, Scientific American came up with a nice piece: Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? The author, Coco Ballantyne, pointed the finger at Tryptophan (C11H12N2O2), an amino acid present in turkey meat. The short answer is “No,” but the article takes a nice tour through Thanksgiving food and dri
Chemical curios: Spooky Pumpkin Pie story resurfaces from two centuries ago
Waaaaay back in the 1800s, food standards were maybe not so well enforced. A spate of poisoning cases were reported in 1889, where pumpkin pies were coloured with perhaps Chrome Yellow or Aniline Yellow.Favoured by painters, Chrome Yellow is a group of mildly poisonous chemicals that includes PbCrO4
ChemDraw and CPU use
I'm a member of various online Chemistry forums, and from time to time there are posts about users having lagging issues when using ChemDraw. For example, here is a comment from the following reddit discussion (https://www.reddit.com/r/Chempros/comments/u81h5p/how_much_lag_do_you_have_experience_usi
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Changing the Drawing Settings:
Either at the document level (File > Document Settings) or at the Object Level (select Object then Object > Object Settings) you can change the look and feel of your molecules and your drawings. Here’s a summary of what each setting does and examples of the way they influence the drawing
Set ACS 1996 Document settings as default.
Chances are the first thing that you're going to do when you start control is to change the document setting so that the molecules look the way you want. Traditionally, most chemists rely on the ACS 1996 document Style, and many of them change the document settings every time they launch ChemDraw. T