Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Felony charges filed against UCLA chemistry professor

An article in the LA Times titled Felony charges filed against UC and a UCLA chemistry professor after fatal laboratory fire discusses the death of Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji, who died in 2008 as a result of a lab fire at UCLA.

The Times noted the deceased graduated in 2008 from Pomona College in Claremont and planned to become a lawyer. While applying to law schools, she took a $46,000-a-year job in a lab run by Harran, a researcher with a rising reputation in organic chemistry."

***As relevant disclosure, LBE has a degree in chemistry, worked with alkyl and aryl lithiums, and went to law school.

From an issued US patent: The process of claim 1 in which the lithium initiator is selected from the group consisting of butyllithium, phenyllithium and methyllithium.


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