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!
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
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