Full Throttle

It is hard to believe that there are only three weeks left in the research session; it has gone by so fast and an incredible amount of research has been taking place. During the run of electrochemistry tests completed in the last month, my results have been surprisingly consistent. Both the acid addition test for catalytic activity and buffer test for performance in different pH measurements show interesting catalyst properties. However, the results are not quite perfect yet, which is what I have been working on. It is frustrating to get one data point that is slightly off, but I am hopeful the best is yet to come. In addition to my primary catalyst, a couple more catalysts have been added (up to six!) to the family, giving my partner and I much to do in terms of NMR and electrochemistry tests. These last few weeks are going to be filled with things to do, and I am looking forward to carrying out the work!