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January 8th, 2008

The art of organic chemistry

Abstract:
A university gallery in upper New York state has merged art and science in a display of 10 giant molecules that each represent a key piece of American life and society over the past century.

Each display in Molecules that Matter, from nylon to penicillin to buckminsterfullerene (a carbon that is important in nanotechnology), includes a stick-and-ball molecule model like the ones that normally live in chemistry classrooms, related cultural artificats and a piece of art. The display is in the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.

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