As a synthetic organic chemist what I would like at the end of the day are some white or colourless crystals. However, off-white, tan or yellow amorphous solid is more or less what you expect to end up with. But when I get bright pink, purple and green stuff I really don't know what to make of it. D!
The total synthesis of complex natural products is often cited as the pinnacle of the art of synthetic organic chemistry – putting together large and complex molecules challenges chemists to think in new ways and develop novel, more... Read Post
For most organic chemists (or synthetic chemists in general), if you were to ask them which program they use most on a dat-to-day basis, there would be one overwhelmingly popular answer: ChemDraw. The ChemBioOffice suite from Cambr... Read Post
The other day I was talking to a synthetic chemist friend about conducting reactions at low temperature and I realized that there is another reason for doing this that is not always appreciated by beginning organic chemistry student... Read Post