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December 19, 2007

Very soluble

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(A) is a professor of biochemistry, although he is better known for his contributions in a different field. While using (B) in his work, he saw something, and hypothesized something interesting. His hypotheses led to a paper titled (C).

Identify A, B and, mainly, C.

Cracked by: udupendra , teju , Ranjana Ninan , Dibyo , Tathagata Chatterjee , shyam , Lord Jim , Gammafunction , BiGFooT , sidsen and prasanth.

Answer:A- Isaac Asimov
B – Catechol

When Asimov was working on his Ph.D thesis involvingĀ  B, he noticed that Catechol dissolves almost instantly on contact with water. This led him to hypothesize about what would happen if something dissolved so fast that it dissolved before it actually hit water. The end result was a spoof paper titled “The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline“, which explored the consequences of such a compound.


15 Responses to “Very soluble”

  1. jayanth
    3

    a->Isaac Asimov

    b->Catechol (Pyrocatechol)

    c->Kinetics of the Reaction Inactivation of Tyrosinase During Its Catalysis of the Aerobic Oxidation of Catechol


  2. udupendra
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    4
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    A – Isaac Asimov
    B – Catechol
    C – The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline

    God-level question!


  3. teju
    1

    A. Isaac Asimov
    B. Pyrocatechol or commonly called catechol
    C. “The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline”, A spoof scientific paper by Asimov based on his hypothesis.


  4. Its Joseph Lister
    The compound is Carbolic acid
    the study of which led to the antiseptic in his book “antiseptic:the principle of practise of surgery”


  5. Ranjana Ninan

    1) Isaac Asimov

    2) benzenediol

    3)This led to a series of spoof articles on the fictional compound Thiotimoline starting off with “The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline”


  6. Rohan
    1

    1 is Isaac Asimov, but of course.
    2 is 2-hydroxyphenol, commonly known as catechol.
    A long shot at 3, but Asimov’s doctoral dissertation was called “Kinetics of the Reaction Inactivation of Tyrosinase During Its Catalysis of the Aerobic Oxidation of Catechol”


  7. Dibyo
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    A: Isaac Asimov
    B: Catechol
    C: The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline, 1948 (a spoof paper about a fictional substance called Thiotimoline, He wrote some more on this, though I’m guessing you were looking for this first one)


  8. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    A) Isaac Asimov
    B) Catechol
    C) “The endochronic properties of resublimated thiotimoline”(1948)

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  9. shyam

    A –> Isaac Asimov
    B –> Catechol, which is known to dissolve as soon as it comes into contact with water. This led him to theorize that if it were any more soluble, it would dissolve even before encountering water. He then conceived of Thiotimoline, a fictional compound having such a property!

    C –> The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline, which is basically a spoof paper !!


  10. A is Issac Asimov
    B is catechol which he was using for his doctoral degree
    C is “The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline”
    (later he wrote a second paper “The Micropsychiatric Applications of Thiotimoline” on Thiotimoline)

    … and yes catechol is highly soluble in water


  11. Gammafunction
    1

    A is Asimov
    B is Catechol
    C is ‘The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline’

    takes me back to nights spent poring over Morrison&Boyd
    :-) and reading The Foundation series on the sly in class.


  12. BiGFooT

    A- Isaac Asimov
    B – Catchetol
    C- The paper was titled
    ” The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline.”

    Thiotimoline is notable for the fact that when it is mixed with water, the chemical actually begins to break down before it contacts the water


  13. sidsen
    2

    A is asimov, and consequently C is the paper on thiotimoline.

    Its been years since i have done this but i’m going to taken an unassisted crack at B and will check it up later.

    1,2 dihydroxybenzene or o-dihydroxybenzene.


  14. prasanth
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    1

    1) Isaac Asimov
    2) catechol
    3) The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline


  15. yaksha
    1
    3

    b>catechol
    c>photo developing


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