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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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Diazomethane and the Arndt-Eistert Homologation

Academics / Chemistry : Curly Arrow (2 years ago)

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

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Academics / Chemistry : Chemistry Blog (3 years ago)

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