Dear responsible web strategist dude at Thieme Online. I think you need to oversee your SEO strategy. I find it difficult to believe that you intended your second hit on Google to appear like this when I type the word ‘synlett’.
If you have nothing good to say – you can always quote and link to others! The reason updates over here have been a bit sparse lately is not because I am slowing down (like Phil), but because I am terribly, terribly busy with my real jobs. Here we go:
I’ve been working late nights for some time now on transferring a relatively large catalog of chemicals (>1200) from an Excel database into a webpage for a client. I have relied heavily on ChemDraw for Excel. Nomenclature is, as always, a bitch. When working with these quantities, you cannot manually go [...]
Say you need to silylate something, like an alcohol or a ketone. Boy, have I got the recipe!
Dissolve 1.25 eq dry sodium iodide in dry acetonitrile. Dissolve your starting material in hexanes (pentane or heptane, all good). Don’t worry if everything doesn’t dissolve properly; solubility will increase during the course of the reaction. [...]