Acknowledgements and Experimental

Acknowledgement of NSF Support - Instrument Purchase

"Purchase of the Perkin Elmer 2100 Series II CHN/S analyzer used to obtain results included in this publication was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DBI 9413969."

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

Acknowledgement of CIF Staff Assistance

"We wish to thank ISU Chemical Instrumentation Facility staff members <insert name(s) here> for training and assistance pertaining to the PE 2100 CHN/S elemental analysis results included in this publication."

Experimental Section Information

"Elemental analysis results (%C, %H, %N or %C, %H, %N, %S) were acquired using a PE 2100 Series II combustion analyzer (Perkin Elmer Inc., Waltham, MA)...." 

For most publications or presentations it may only be appropriate to mention the calibration standard (acetanilide for CHN measurements or cysteine for CHNS measurements), the expected precision and accuracy of the measurements (+/- 0.3% for each element), and the combustion and reduction temperatures (925 oC and 640 oC for CHN measurements; 975 oC and 975 oC for CHNS measurements).  All standards and reagents are from Perkin Elmer and/or Elementar America's Inc.  

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