In a presentation, entitled “Computational Chemistry as a Time-Traveller’s Tool”, Valentina discusses how her molecular modeling techniques allow studying phenomena that occurred millions of years ago, that lead to the transition from geo- to biochemistry. She then demonstrates how the same methods, used to address fundamental questions, can also be applied to today’s problems of industrial interest, such as enhanced oil recovery and synthesis of high surface materials. All these processes are driven by interactions between organic molecules and layered materials under conditions difficult to reproduce through experiment alone.
Palatinate (noun; British; origin mid-19th century) – a light purple or lavender colour, as used in certain ceremonial robes of the University and City of Durham, and later also in sporting outfits. (Oxford English Dictionary).
CMYK: 51, 91, 0, 34
RGB: 126, 49, 123
Durham University Computational Chemistry community has started a Palatinate Challenge – Scientific articles to feature palatinate both as colour and a word.
Recent articles to satisfy the Challenge:
Our recent article in collaboration with O’Hare group in Oxford and sponsored by SCG on Aqueous Immiscible Layered Double Hydroxide appears in ChemComm
Find the full article at pubs.rsc.org
Our work on Prebiotic Protein Formation has been featured in by RT.com
Full article is available at Nature.com