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Reproducibility In Organic Chemistry

Reproducibility In Organic ChemistrySeptember 1, 2015

How One Chemist Playing Hooky From His Day Job Helped To Get A Paper Retracted From Chemistry’s Flagship Journal [In the vein of the recent Chemical & Engineering News perspective on “how the internet has chan…

My Recent Absence, Explained With 9 Molecules

My Recent Absence, Explained With 9 MoleculesJanuary 6, 2015

Hey folks – it’s been awhile! Let me explain. It all started very innocently. In mid November I started noticing that a little bump I’d had on the back of my neck for what seemed like forever had started get…

Master Organic Chemistry – The (Short) Video

Master Organic Chemistry – The (Short) VideoOctober 31, 2014

My friends at Simplifilm animated this short video describing what Master Organic Chemistry is for – in only 1 minute and 17 seconds. The animation is great – but we hired the cheapest voice-over guy we co…

We Sponsored A Cat!

We Sponsored A Cat!November 29, 2013

As a result of the recent webinar “Everything I Know About Stereochemistry I Learned From Cats”, we raised enough money to sponsor a cat from Safe Haven For Cats, a no-kill animal shelter in Raleigh, North…

Happy Belated National Cat Day

Happy Belated National Cat DayNovember 1, 2013

Because I suck at marketing, I missed out on a golden opportunity to promote my blog on Wednesday, which was National Cat Day. Look at this picture loyal reader Sharon sent me: her cat Ransom, surrounded by enantiocat…

Organic Reaction Flashcards Version 2.0 Is Here!

Organic Reaction Flashcards Version 2.0 Is Here!May 10, 2013

Do you ever study by making flashcards of reactions? You might recall that a few months ago Rich Apodaca (of Metamolecular) and myself released the first version of The Organic Reactions Flashcard App for iPhone, a mo…

Pardon The Interruption

Pardon The InterruptionFebruary 5, 2013

  Sorry about that – the website has been down, on and off, for the past two days, but things finally seem to be operational again. Sometime in the middle of last week, the video section stopped working. Th…

Boring public service announcement

Boring public service announcementOctober 29, 2012

MOC is growing in traffic (yea!) but that means that the hamsters inside my current server are running at the brink of exhaustion. I’m migrating/upgrading to a new server service, so no posts for a few days unti…

#ChemCoach : Online Organic Chemistry Tutor

#ChemCoach : Online Organic Chemistry TutorOctober 25, 2012

For any readers who are interested in chemistry as a career, blogger SeeArrOhh of Just Like Cooking is running a blogging carnival called #ChemCoach where chemists talk about their careers and how they got there. If y…

10@10/10/10

10@10/10/10October 10, 2010

This is a self indulgent post. Today, October 10, 2010, marks the 10th anniversary of the day I became an organic chemist. Life works in mysterious ways. October 1999, I was miserable. I was finishing up a master̵…