Testosterone and Estrogen. Nanoputian. NanoPutians are a series of organic molecules whose structural formulae resemble human forms. James Tour et al.
(Rice University) designed and synthesized these compounds in 2003 as a part of a sequence of chemical education for young students. The compounds consist of two benzene rings connected via a few carbon atoms as the body, four acetylene units each carrying an alkyl group at their ends which represents the hands and legs, and a 1,3-dioxolane ring as the head. Tour and his team at Rice University used the NanoPutians in their NanoKids educational outreach program. WebElements Periodic Table of the Elements. Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library - University of California, Berkeley. Video. Video#p=arq7vh3z3f. Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names.