I have been cleaning up the front page, as you may have noticed. So, where has all the content gone – are all the links gone? The RSS feeds? Worry not. All the stuff that used to sit in the sidebars have been moved into a separate page called “Good Stuff.” Check it out.
Lots of people in chemistry complain about how slow the publication process is. I am by no means an exception. I personally hate the time between the acceptance letter and the first public appearance of the paper. It can take months! When you just want to go out and tell the world… (Not to mention [...]
Listen up, kids. If you absolutely must get high, at least do yourself the favor of sticking to good old weed. Grass has been around a while, some 5,000 years or more, and should something go wrong while you puff away, the medical profession and people around you know pretty well how to deal with [...]
I’ve been collecting, organizing and combining RSS feeds back and forth for quite some time. I like the concept of being fed the latest in as few clicks as possible.
It just struck me that some of my favorites might interest you as well. Look to the left! Update: Look under “Good Stuff.” There they [...]
Hey guys, I could really use your help. I have devised this wonderful novel route that gives desired in much fewer steps than before – with a small caveat. The final compound has a tin too many. As I cannot show you exact structures, this image will have to suffice. R is actually lots of [...]
Important message to all computational chemists: DO NOT MIX COMPUTERS AND CHEMICALS
It may end bad. At least it did so in our hand for this keyboard when exposed to an unintentional splash of dichloromethane.
Someone please call 911… wait.
I am a chemist. I own a couple of mobile devices. If you must know, they all begin with lower-case i.
The question is simple. I have a few chemistry apps that I really like and use, but I have not actively looked for new ones in quite a while. These are the ones [...]
Most people have probably heard of the idea that everybody is on average six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in six step or fewer. This is commonly referred to as the theory of [...]
This is my contribution to the competition outlined in “A Birthday Surprise for K. C. Nicolaou” over at BRSM. In short, we celebrate the grandmaster of colorful graphical abstracts with creations of our own. This is my gift to all of mankind.
First, let me clarify how I created this fine piece of [...]
Unlearn everything you thought you knew about selectivity and the Wacker oxidation. Grubbs comes out of the Nobel closet and gives us the anti-Markovnikov Wacker. Awesome!
Org. Lett. Article ASAP (DOI: 10.1021/ol301240g)
Under strikingly simple conditions, Grubbs and co-workers are able to oxidize styrenes to give the [...]