Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday's Molecule #40


Name this molecule. There's a short common name but it's not sufficient. You have to supply the complete IUPAC name in order to win the prize. There's a direct connection between this Monday's Molecule and Wednesday's Nobel Laureate(s).

The reward goes to the person who correctly identifies the molecule and the Nobel Laureate(s). Previous free lunch winners are ineligible for one month from the time they first collected the prize. There are two ineligible candidates for this Wednesday's reward. Both of them are waiting to collect their prize when September rolls around. The prize is a free lunch at the Faculty Club.

Send your guess to Sandwalk (sandwalk(at) and I'll pick the first email message that correctly identifies the molecule and the Nobel Laureate. Correct responses will be posted tomorrow along with the time that the message was received on my server. This way I may select multiple winners if several people get it right.

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  1. No winner yet.

    Several people have correctly identified the molecule but nobody has guessed the Nobel Laureate(s) that I intend to feature tomorrow. In fairness, this is not obvious since there are a number of winners to choose from. That's not a coincidence since we will discuss the issue of priority and justice in awarding the Nobel Prize.

  2. Oops! I forgot to mention that Ronald Wu was the first person to correctly identify the molecule.