Chemical favorites for October 15th through October 16th

These are my reactive chemistry links for October 15th through October 16th:

  • Evergreen anticancer drug – Yet another natural product for treating a form of cancer has been uprooted from an evergreen tree.
  • Milky stats – A statistical model based on chemical spectra can reveal the fat content and profile of milk samples quickly and easily. To make appropriate nutritional and management decisions on a dairy farm, additional tools assessing the nutritional status of a dairy herd, such as milk urea or beta-hydroxybutyrate estimates can help guide management.
  • Composition, that’s the name of the game – A research team in France, writing in the journal Angewandte Chemie, has introduced a novel, highly versatile approach to the large-scale synthesis of a new family of bioorganic-inorganic nanocomposites. Their approach used X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy to monitor the previously unattainable degree of control over the composition and structure of the materials.