Organic Reagents

Reagent Friday: Aluminum Chloride (AlCl3)

Reagent Friday: Aluminum Chloride (AlCl3)

July 22, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Note: there’s going to be an exciting announcement within the next little whi…

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Reagent Friday: BH3 (Borane)

Reagent Friday: BH3 (Borane)

July 8, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Today’s reagent is a staple of Org 1 and the key representative of a genuinel…

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Reagent Friday: OsO4 (Osmium Tetroxide)

Reagent Friday: OsO4 (Osmium Tetroxide)

July 1, 2011
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Reagent Friday: TsCl (p-toluenesulfonyl chloride) and MsCl (methanesulfonyl chloride)

Reagent Friday: TsCl (p-toluenesulfonyl chloride) and MsCl (methanesulfonyl chloride)

June 24, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2. A friend of mine works in human resources at a company that runs huge warehouses, and…

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Reagent Friday: m-CPBA (meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid)

Reagent Friday: m-CPBA (meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid)

June 17, 2011
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Reagent Friday: NBS (N-Bromo Succinimide)

Reagent Friday: NBS (N-Bromo Succinimide)

June 10, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  If you’ve ever had the “pleasure” of working with bromine (Br2), …

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Reagent Friday: Chromic Acid, H2CrO4

Reagent Friday: Chromic Acid, H2CrO4

June 3, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, Each Friday for the forseeable future here I will profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Of all the reagents I encounter as a tutor in org…

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The Organic Chemistry Reagent Guide is here!

The Organic Chemistry Reagent Guide is here!

May 26, 2011

It’s taken a long time – late April through early May was hectic – but today I’m thrilled to finally announce the launch of the “Organic Chemistry Reagent Guide“, a guide designed e…

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Snippets from a secret project

Snippets from a secret project

April 25, 2011

One of the things students tell me they love the most about organic chemistry is leaving through their 1000 page textbook to find out what DIBAL does for the 3rd time. Just kidding. In fact, this is consistently one o…

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