Trio of papers

The last couple of weeks have seen a nice little cross-section of work make its way into public view.  Zi’s paper on the “counter-counter-intuitive” (?) mechanism of an electrocyclic process where high force delivered in a conrotatory fashion still results in a symmetry-preferred disrotatory reaction, Donghua’s study of relaxation dynamics in mixed cross-linker systems, and a collaboration with the Fitzgerald and Beratan labs on the xenon-protein interactome!  Classical physical organic mechanisms, some hard core rheology, and non-standard biological molecular recognition… what a great superposition!