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What Got Me Hooked on Organic Chemistry

I’ve had an interest in all aspects of science as long as I can remember. Chemistry has always been one of those interests. Organic chemistry began to hold a particular fascination for me due to a pair of related synthetic … Continue reading

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The Dose Makes the Poison

In my house, we’ve recently had a bit of a mouse problem. Or, rather, a mice problem. We’ve known of their presence in the garage for a while. We often let the cats (we have three) out there periodically to … Continue reading

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Essay Competition at Nature Chemistry!

Last week, The Sceptical Chymist posted about an essay competition being conducted by Nature Chemistry in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry. The essay is to be written in the style of the “In Your Element” feature, which profiles … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m your neighbor, and I’m a chemist. Sorry.

I’ve noticed that the neighbors I’ve had over the years seem to have had professions that were disturbingly — useful. They’ve run the gamut of professions and trades — plumbers, carpenters, electricians, lawyers, accountants, teachers, nurses. These are the sorts … Continue reading

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12 Things I Love About Chemistry

Okay, I’m late to the party, but here are my contributions. This might be a fitting (and easy) way for me to get in the game. Submitting pure target compound to an assay for testing Purifying crude material by trituration … Continue reading

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