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Monday, December 21, 2009

What is this Holiday Treat?

Things are beginning to wind down at the University of Ottawa as the end of exams approaches and we all look forward to a few holidays. I would like to wish all readers a happy and safe holiday season.

I leave you with a little puzzle. The 13C MAS NMR spectrum of one of my favorite holiday treats is shown below. What is it? Leave a comment to this post with your guess. (hint: cross polarization was attempted but was quite inefficient).

10 comments:

Robert said...

I guess candy cane! YUMMY!

Glenn Facey said...

Hi Robert,

No, not a candy cane...

Glenn

Anonymous said...

may be something like carbohydrate?

Glenn Facey said...

Anonymous,

Yes, this holiday treat definately contains carbohydrates...

Victor said...

chocolate, of course!

Heather said...

Egg nog?

Glenn Facey said...

Happy holidays Victor!!

Nope, not chocolate.

Glenn

Glenn Facey said...

Hi Heather,

No, not egg nog ...... mmmmmm I love egg nog though .... and rum. See this post:

http://u-of-o-nmr-facility.blogspot.com/2008/12/merry-christmas.html

Glenn

Igor said...

Fruit cake?

Glenn Facey said...

Happy holidays Igor!! Indeed, it is fruitcake . This particular sample contained a raisin.