The Chemistry of "Things Jamaican"
The fascination with "Things Jamaican" appears worldwide and so
included below are a selection of chemical themes with a real
Take a look at the first interactive GC/Mass
Spectra on the internet. There are examples under;
coffee, pimento and nutmeg below.
The following pages make use of chemical MIME types such as
chemical/x-pdb and chemical/x-jcamp-dx. Other examples can be
found in the spectroscopy
section. More traditional lecture
topics are covered here.
This work was inspired by:
"Hyperactive Molecules", by Henry Rzepa and Ben Whitaker.
"Chemistry in the Market Place", by Ben Selinger, so good my
first three copies were 'borrowed',
5th edition Harcourt Brace & Co, Australia, 1998.
"Molecules", by Peter Atkins, Scientific American Library, NY,
1987. Unfortunately, now 'borrowed' as well.
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