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...this is a pretty interesting Twitter thread to come out of ACS Boston.In other relevant Twitter/ACS Boston news:The editors decision is in! JACS will now consider submissions of manuscripts previously posted as preprints on @ChemRxiv.  Details to followCommence...
Credit: @hartwig_billVia Twitter user and friend of the blog @hartwig_bill: "Does it have to be a hood? How about view from [the] office?"(got a View from Your Hood submission? Send it in (with a caption and preference for name/anonymity, please) at chemjobber@gmail.com;...
Attending the ACS National Meeting next week in Boston?Join a few folks (including myself) in the Social Media 101 session at the Sheraton Boston on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30. RSVP here.Also, the tweetup will be at Lucky's at 7 PM on Sunday evening....

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Because sometimes the facts about chemical employment just aren't very fun. But this is!My Favorite Things about Chemistry (by CJ)1. A chromatography column that works well.2. The treasure trove of literature, filled with truth, (a few) lies and idiosyncrasies...
The New York Times had an interesting article about new, more interactive approaches to freshman courses in chemistry and biology, partially focusing on a UC-Davis lecturer in chemistry. It's an interesting read, even if it's a little bit "lecturing is old...
From C&EN's crack staff (Drs. Jyllian Kemsley and Michael Torrice), the latest tweet on the legal proceedings with Professor Patrick Harran on the lab accident and subsequent death of Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji:Harran court agreemnt requires comm svc &...

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I wrote here a few years ago about the Mysterious Sparteine Shortage, and it’s a problem that hasn’t gone away. Sparteine, for those who collect neither alkaloids nor asymmetric organic chemistry routes, is a naturally occurring compound (found...
Last week, the Safety Zone reported that a University of Bristol student had unintentionally made approximately 40 g of triacetone triperoxide (TATP), prompting building evacuations and a controlled detonation by an explosives team. Here’s a statement...
A University of Bristol graduate student inadvertently synthesized approximately 40 g of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) on Friday, prompting building evacuations and a controlled detonation by an explosives team, chemistry professor and Faculty of Science dean...