BY MARYE ANNE FOX
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas, Austin
" The assignment of the resonance Raman spectra in the fingerprint region for the initial picosecond interval of the bacteriorhodopsin photocycle establishes the primary event as involving a configurational change in the retinal chromophore.
G.H. Atkinson, T.L. Brack, D. Blanchard, G. Rumbles, “Picosecond time-resolved resonance Raman spectroscopy of the initial trans to cis isomerization in the bacteriorhodopsin photocycle,” Chemical Physics, 131, 1-15, 1 March 1989. (University of Arizona, Tucson)
" Radical reactions have recently been a central theme for both mechanistic and synthetic studies. A recent article discusses several clever synthetic applications of radical ring expansions.
J.E. Baldwin, R.M. Adlington, J. Robertson, “Carbocyclic ring expansion reactions via radical chain processes,” Tetrahedron, 45 (4), 909-22, 1989. (University of Oxford, U.K.)
"The long-sought synthesis of the uncoordinated binary hydride of gallium has been accomplished, and...