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
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