Those Wacker Ads

March 3rd, 2011

Perhaps the only thing wrong with these ads that have appeared in C&EN is my puerile sense of humor?


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See C&EN, 6 September 2010, p. 4

9 Responses to “Those Wacker Ads”

  1. excimer Says:

    heh heh heh heh heh. Wacker. heh heh heh heh heh heh

  2. Chemgeek Says:

    How else are you going to convert ethylene to acetaldehyde?

  3. piratechem Says:

    that’s not acetaldehyde…

  4. Paul Says:

    Homework assignment for today:

    1. Go to your lab’s stockroom
    2. Locate a bottle of pyrrolidine
    3. Open and smell it
    4. Come back here and tell us what you think it smells like

  5. Chemjobber Says:

    I had an opportunity to make a similar joke (and a similar demonstration) to a non-chemist recently. He did not smell the joke — epic fail.

  6. Handles Says:

    Ive never done a side-by-side comparison of the two substances in question, but from working with pyrrolidine in the past Im pretty sure I have pyrrolidine anosmia. Must be a busted GPCR in my genome somewhere…

  7. excimer Says:

    One time I had to distill pyrrolidine. My labmate asked me what I was doing.

    And, that, my friends, is the only time it’s acceptable to do this.

  8. wolfie Says:

    Looks a little androgynous, or not ? Maybe it’s Wacker, but Chemistry is an asexual business, and that is a problem.

  9. RB Woodweird Says:

    If only she had a mole.

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