JCE 93.08 August 2016 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education August 2016

Endowing Inspiration

The August 2016 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: blue bottle reaction revisited; precollege professional development; chemical education research on intermolecular interactions and bonding; integrated courses; activities involving kinetics, enzymes, and gases; nanomaterial & polymer laboratories; organic synthesis; NMR teaching resources; book recommendations for summer reading.

Blue Bottle Reaction Revisited: Cover Feature

The classic blue bottle experiment, in which a transparent liquid turns blue when shaken and fades to colorless when left to stand, is a perennially popular and versatile reaction for demonstrations and activities. In and , Urawadee Rajchakit and Taweetham Limpanuparb describe alternative formulations in which new reducing agents and dyes are used in the reaction. Pattern development during the air oxidation of vitamin C catalyzed by indigo carmine is shown on the cover. Small circular structures that form within the first 10 minutes gradually transform into a network of radial streaks going to and from the center after 30 minutes. The rapid blue bottle reaction accommodates more varieties of redox dyes and forms chemical patterns in all cases. These experiments provide a springboard to dive into deeper investigations, inspiring development of further teaching activities.

Precollege Professional Development

In the Editorial , Greg Rushton encourages teachers to view themselves as professionals in order to recognize the value in contributions from those within the K–12 community as well as external to it.

In , Deanna Cullen interviews Jenelle L. Ball of Chico, California, the winner of the 2015 and announces that ChemEdX and JCE will permanently sponsor this award with an endowment.

~ Deborah Herrington and Patrick L. Daubenmire

~ Amanda D. Edwards and Michelle Head

Chemical Education Research on Intermolecular Interactions and Bonding

~ Mohammed Abualia, Lianne Schroeder, Megan Garcia, Patrick L. Daubenmire, Donald J. Wink, and Ginevra A. Clark

 ~ Michal Vrabec and Miroslav Prokša

Integrated Courses

~ Chris P. Schaller, Kate J. Graham, Edward J. McIntee, T. Nicholas Jones, and Brian J. Johnson

~ Stephen Waratuke and Thomas Kling

Activities Involving Kinetics, Enzymes, and Gases

~ Chloe House, Glen Meades, and Kimberly J. Linenberger

~ Toratane Munegumi, Masato Inutsuka, and Yukitaka Hayafuji

~ Viktor J. Cybulskis, Fabio H. Ribeiro, and Rajamani Gounder

~ Ryo Horikoshi, Fumitaka Takeiri, Yoji Kobayashi, and Hiroshi Kageyama

 ~ Masayoshi Nakano, Haruka Ogasawara, Takeshi Wada, and Nobuyoshi Koga

~ Stephen W. Bigger

Nanomaterial & Polymer Laboratories

~ Shailise S. Ross, Matthew J. Owen, Brian P. Pedersen, Gang-yu Liu, and William J. W. Miller

~ Rosalynn Quiñones, Jennifer Logan Bayline, Deborah A. Polvani, David Neff, Tamara D. Westfall, and Abdullah Hijazi

~ Pilar Cea, Santiago Martín, Alejandro González-Orive, Henrry M. Osorio, Pablo Quintín, and Lucía Herrer

~ Maria J. Ramalho and M. Carmo Pereira

~ Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Shannon R. Woodruff, and Patty J. Wisian-Neilson

Organic Synthesis

~ Alexandra Orchard, Roxanne V. Maniquis, and Nicholas T. Salzameda

 ~ Michael J. Maher, Colin O. Hayes, Francesca A. Vaccaro, Cailyn B. Flynn, R. Paxton Thedford, and Clifton J. Stephenson

~ Adabelia Tapia-Pineda, Carlos Perez-Arrieta, Carolina Silva-Cuevas, Ehecatl Paleo, and J. Armando Lujan-Montelongo

NMR Teaching Resources

~ Adam M. Azman and John J. Esteb

~ Kate J. Graham, Edward J. McIntee, and Chris P. Schaller

Book Recommendations for Summer Reading

~ Cheryl Baldwin Frech; ~ Brian P. Coppola; ~ Brittland K. DeKorver; ~Hal Harris

Distilling the Archives: Green Chemistry Labs Using Natural Products

Sean C. Purcell, Prithvi Pande, Yingxin Lin, Ernesto J. Rivera, Latisha Paw U, Luisa M. Smallwood, Geri A. Kerstiens, Laura B. Armstrong, MaryAnn T. Robak, Anne M. Baranger, and Michelle C. Douskey discuss the . Other botanically inspired, green laboratories that have appeared in the Journal include:

~ Maria H. Du Toit, Per-Odd Eggen, Lise Kvittingen, Vassilia Partali, and Rudolf Schmid

~ Alice M. Dias and Maria La Salete Ferreira

~ Susan Sutheimer, Jacqueline M. Caster, and Simone H. Smith

~ R. K. Sharma, Shikha Gulati, and Shilpa Mehta

93 Years of Inspiration

With 93 volumes of the Journal of Chemical Education to explore, you will always find something inspiring—including the , and many more, in . Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

Summer is here! Please consider submitting a contribution to the Journal of Chemical Education. gives great advice on writing for the Journal. In addition, numerous author resources are available on JCE’s ACS Web site, including: , , and . The Journal issued a call for papers on , so consider submitting a contribution to our next special issue—deadline October 24, 2016.