reagents

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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Why Organic Chemistry Made Me Feel Dumb

Why Organic Chemistry Made Me Feel Dumb

December 5, 2012

Today I’ll share with you one thing about organic chemistry that made me feel really, really dumb when I took it. And looking back, I didn’t need to. So if it helps at least one person feel less dumb, that…

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The latest version of Reagents contains a “social graph” for reactions

The latest version of Reagents contains a “social graph” for reactions

August 27, 2012

A new version of Reagents was released a few months ago, and it comes with two powerful new features that weren’t in the first version. I’ve been remiss in not mentioning it until now, so that’s what…

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Reaction Friday: Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Chlorides With SOCl2

Reaction Friday: Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Chlorides With SOCl2

March 10, 2012

Treatment of alcohols with thionyl chloride (SOCl2) converts alcohols to alkyl chlorides. When the reaction is performed on secondary alcohols with a stereocenter, the reaction proceeds with inversion of configuration…

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Reagent Friday: Zinc Amalgam (Zn-Hg)

Reagent Friday: Zinc Amalgam (Zn-Hg)

December 9, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  What it’s used for: For our purposes, zinc…

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Reagent Friday – Diazomethane (CH2N2)

Reagent Friday – Diazomethane (CH2N2)

November 5, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  One of the things about learning organic chemist…

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Reagent Friday: Sodium (Na)

Reagent Friday: Sodium (Na)

October 7, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Today’s topic, sodium metal is a pretty no…

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Reagent Friday: Raney Nickel

Reagent Friday: Raney Nickel

September 30, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Named reagents have a slightly mysterious air to…

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“Reagents”: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Chemistry

“Reagents”: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Chemistry

September 13, 2011

Reagents is a new app for iPhone and iPad that gives you all the key information about the most commonly encountered reagents in undergraduate organic chemistry courses. Here’s the key features of Reagents: Pro…

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Reagent Friday: PCC (Pyridinium Chlorochromate)

Reagent Friday: PCC (Pyridinium Chlorochromate)

September 9, 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. Version 1.2 just got released, with a host of corrections and a new page index.  Wha…

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