Alright, so you spent most of the day nailing down a certain reaction, and just in time you found a promising lead in the literature. The only thing left now to be able to run your desired reaction is going through the details. It is then you don’t want any of these.
1. Questionable purity [...]
I love it when you limit your SciFinder search to one discrete synthetic step and find reactions such as this. Yeah, I’m being a bit sarcastic.
OK, in a matter of hours I managed to get their attention on Twitter. As an organic chemist, I find this discussion (below) quite bizarre. How can [...]
Someone, who for obvious reasons wishes to remain anonymous, is teaching a lab course in advanced organic chemistry. He or she just received a report from one of the students. Find below a screenshot.
What is your verdict?
Found these pics of your truly while going through an old computer. They date back to 2001, when I was a second year graduate student.
Kids, please don’t try this at home, or in the lab for that sake. It was brainless. Jeez, what was I thinking? No safety goggles — stupid!
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We make organic electronics for all sorts of applications. All of us have a background in chemistry, and synthesis is something we do for sure, but there is a lot more to it than simply pouring out [...]
For the first time in the proud history of Synthetic Remarks — a guest post. You like food? You like drugs? Then this is for you. Here we go!
The interesting thing about working within food science R&D after a Ph.D. and subsequent post-doc in organic chemistry and decade in medicinal chemistry is how closely [...]
There have been a number of stories in the chemosphere recently about misconduct, fraud and other illegal activities. I am quite confident that we have so far only seen the tip of the iceberg.
Today, I have an important message to anyone who sits on information and wishes to blow the whistle on manipulation, compromise [...]
Let’s kick this one off with a definition.
Virus (noun) — a small infectious agent that replicates inside other organisms.
Over the course of my endeavors, I have identified three different strains of viruses, which by the way is the correct plural form, that pose significant risks to the [...]
How oil dependent is chemistry? I have not read about the connection between the fine chemical and the oil industries anywhere else. That said, I am quite ignorant and have not actively searched for it either.
Oil dependence is bad, no point in arguing against that. Except from a number of Gulf States and [...]
In no order whatsoever. Mixed bag, high and low. All amazing on different levels. Why read what mediocre writers write (such as myself)? Focus on the really talented authors instead. Please find attached five dazzling articles.
“Natural Product and Material Chemistries — Separated Forever?”
Horst Kunz and Klaus Müllen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. [...]