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The Colour of Organic Chemistry

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!
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Essential references and texts of an organic synthetic chemist

Academics / Chemistry : The Chem Blog (7 years ago)

I recently did a rather modest web design job for my boss and he has promised a rather modest reward in return -specifically a chemistry and/or drug design book. I have, I think, a few books which I consider to be absolute essentia.... Read Post

Open-source chemistry: still on the frontier

Academics / Chemistry : Chemistry Blog (4 years ago)

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

Why conduct reactions at low temperature?

Academics / Chemistry : The Curious Wavefunction (3 years ago)

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


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