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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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Palau’amine passes the post

Academics / Chemistry : Chemistry World (5 years ago)

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

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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