Monday, April 8, 2013

Guanine

G is for guanine, which means I'm 75% done with the nucleobases.
Now, you might be thinking about some of these chemicals "This is really interesting, but where can I get some?" I'm glad you ask, aspiring amateur chemist! Well, you see, it can be found in many natural forms such as guano, spider excrement (How in the world do you collect spider poop? An answer for another time, probably), urea, and fish scales. Even though guanine was first discovered in guano of sea birds in 1844, the man won't show me any books or techniques on how they did it. I tell ya, it's a plot is what it is! A plot to keep science to the rich elite with degrees! *Cough* Sorry.
Well, I wish I started this post a little earlier, then I could have found some useful information. This should get posted. So this is what I've come up with so far. Guanine is soluble in water, and has a melting point of 220oC. Guanine crystals is what gives fish scales their shiny colors. You can dissolve fish scales into glue. Now internet, I need your help figuring out the rest of this puzzle, because when you work together, you can be much smarter than the average human. Why would should this information be known? In order to create a whole generation of amueter chemists who can in turn build a new world of science and understanding.
Other Links and refrences:
http://departments.agri.huji.ac.il/animal/staff/faculty_staff/sivan_berta/publications/40-Gur-etal-2012.pdf
http://www.chemicalbook.com/ProductMSDSDetailCB3259805_EN.htm

3 comments:

  1. I was only aware that Guanine is important component in DNA & RNA.... Thanks for the info!

    - Dishit from Only the Crazy Survive!!!

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  2. Nope! Not gonna be the one to get you spider pop! Sorry.... you are on your own!
    Great post.
    Connie
    A to Z buddy
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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