Nonane on the Brain [Tattoo]

By Carl Zimmer | December 16, 2008 6:38 am

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Lisa writes, “These are simple hydrocarbon chains (nonane, to be exact)– one on each wrist.  They end on the bottom sides of my wrists.  I am a synthetic organometallic chemistry PhD student at the University of Washington, and I got these linear hydrocarbon ‘bracelets’ as I transitioned into my undergrad chemistry program.  When I get my PhD, I want to get a tattoo of the first crystal structure I published (of my first unique molecule synthesized)!”

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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