Belated October Update

Hello all! Please excuse the delayed update for October. The month flew by with lots of experiments working towards finishing up a paper by the end of the semester. As per usual, I had lots of timepoints (and therefore a few weekends in lab). I was able to run some experiments comparing various types of nanoparticles and their ability to bind our catalyst. Additionally, I’ve been working on taking IRs! This is really exciting for me because I’m taking Organic Spectroscopy this semester, and in the peak of our IR unit I was in the process of running IRs for my own research. However, I need to spend more time fine tuning the parameters of the instrument to get the best scans, so that’s what I’ll be finishing up in November…and then on to finishing up the paper! Stay tuned!