Thursday, June 30, 2005

Unusual Molecule Names

Okay, so I find a lot of these funny because I have a sense of humor equivalent to that of a second grader, but still... (at least I'm not as bad as Truman's cafeteria....)

Cummingtonite - ((Mg,Fe)7Si8(OH)22) - magnesium-iron silicate hydroxide, from Cummington, Mass, where it was first identified.

Fukalite (Ca4Si206(CO3)(OH,F))2 - a rare form of calcium silicocarbonate mined in the Fuka region of Japan.

Fucitol (L-fuc-ol/1-deoxy-D-galactitol) - an alcohol derived from Fucus vesiculosis, a North Atlantic seaweed.

Arsole (C4H5As) - a form of azole, in which an arsenic atom replaces the nitrogen atom. Such a replacement in a benzene ring, where the arsenic atom replaces a carbon atom, is known as benzarsole.

More Silly Molecule Names


At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Sam said...

Arsole... hmm... that sounds familiar *lol*


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