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Reproducibility In Organic Chemistry

Reproducibility In Organic Chemistry

September 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…

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My Recent Absence, Explained With 9 Molecules

My Recent Absence, Explained With 9 Molecules

January 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…

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Master Organic Chemistry – The (Short) Video

Master Organic Chemistry – The (Short) Video

October 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…

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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…

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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…

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#ChemCoach : Online Organic Chemistry Tutor

#ChemCoach : Online Organic Chemistry Tutor

October 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…

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10@10/10/10

10@10/10/10

October 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…

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