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. […]
Many times have I been involved in projects in which we have synthesized sulfur-containing advanced organic materials, to pass on to physicists who in their labs stick them to gold surfaces. Self-assembly is one among many a good reason for doing these things. Our compounds have been either thiols or disulfides. My […]
I have received a number of emails from journalist from all over the world since my last post. I haven’t replied to any of those. Let me explain why – this is all I have for you today.
I had never heard of Emma Drinkel or Reto Dorta before this […]
Any chemist with access to the internet cannot possibly have missed the developing story of the Dorta Paper, summarized by this picture
From the SI of: Organometallics 2013, Article ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/om4000067)
and in this post over at ChemBark, which is being updated as the story unfolds – […]
Anagrams are fun.* The rule is you take a word or phrase, rearrange the letters using all of them exactly once, to produce a new word or phrase. The difficult part is to come up with something that is not complete nonsense. Today, I had a go at the titles of a couple of chemistry […]
DrFreddy not like spam so much. Especially not to his work email address. This time, and this time only, DrFreddy couldn’t resist the temptation to reply. Hehe.
I will update this post as new messages are being sent and received. Stay tuned for action! I will take this as far as possible. If you have […]