Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Conversations with Henry

Henry: You forgot to mention Allen and Senoff.

Me: Who? 

Henry: Allen and Senoff. They made the first dinitrogen complex from ruthenium, [Ru(NH3)5(N2)]2+. That news caused quite a stir back in 1965. Ruthenium rhymes with iron, so you're also speculating about molybdenum. It could be iron doing the fixing in nitrogenase.  Never sell iron short.

Me: *gulps*

Henry: I'm glad to see that you're reading and keeping up with newer stuff. Barry told me you'd be back.

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