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Breaking Bad in South Florida – The Aftermath

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. The […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (10)

Part 10 This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (9)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (8)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (7)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (6)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (5)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (4)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (3)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Breaking Bad in South Florida (1)

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly or lively, or actual molecules, carbons or heteroatoms, it is purely coincidental. Part […]

Layoffs!

There is a darkly funny story behind this post, stay tuned. I guess you have seen this one before: “Experienced MS level chemist with a track record of research accomplishment is looking for a process development or medicinal chemistry position in the industry…”

Drying sieves

I was going to expound on advantages of using high-temperature dry bath made of graphite flakes (cheap, good thermal conductivity, easy to clean, soft-and shiny, does not scratch the glassware) and so I took this picture of half kilo sieves being baked at 380 C under vacuum, on a heating mantle filled with graphite flakes. […]

In which I destroy 18 teflon Schlenk stopcocks

A year-long process project with many gallons of boiling conc. HCl came to end. The fume hood wasn’t pretty anymore – metal surface covered with a furry crust, dark ooziness dripping and pooling in the back; I was eager to pull the equipment from that hood and scrub and repair everything. The vacuum manifold glass […]

The End of Affair

We first met just over a year ago. I was incredibly fortunate to have you for twelve more months – much longer than they were giving us in the beginning. I will always remember our time together: the stunning saffron, cinnamon and maroon colors of your intermediates, the lustrous flakes when you precipitate. I held […]

The power of blunder – based optimization

I have been trying to optimize a difficult reaction; I thought a presence of zinc chloride might help so I gave this a try and there was an improvement: The results were getting better, week after week. Some time later – by now with improved product purity and filtrability – I begun to wonder if […]

How to leave a strong impression as a summer intern

I would like to describe my brief high school summer internship in a natural product lab. The group was doing a medicinal chemistry research on cardioglycosides. I didn’t realize the PI really did not want me but agreed just to please his boss. On my first day, I was dispatched to the institute’s library, where […]

Pleasures of Process Development

Refluxed in 12 molar HCl Carefully watched for a frothing Painstakingly drained from the reactor To strip down and scrub off that gross thing My bosses, I tried please believe me I’m doing my best as you insist I’m ashamed of the material I burned through I’m ashamed of the deadlines I missed But if […]

Pleasures of Process Development

I refluxed six liters of HCl, 12M And fought a terrible foaming Now I can filter that mud, Then take the reactor apart To clean the whole damn thing

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