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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the authors imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly...
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the authors imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly...
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the authors imagination or used in a fictitious manner. If you find any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, deadly...

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Today is my first day with a small privately held biotech company that is developing self-assembling polymers for targeted drug delivery. The group and the projects are awesome – and as much as I am excited about the research and my new job, for obvious...
I had a rather bad fire last Friday, probably the most serious lab mishap in 15+ years. I was washing a large jacketed glass reaction vessel used for polymer scale-ups, after pouring the reaction mixture out, and a tiny particle of potassium hydride (from this...
I have had a dumb mishap today: A100mL Schlenk storage flask filled with 1,5-cyclooctadiene shattered. I distilled my COD by vacuum transfer this morning and I filled the storage flask all the way to the top and then turned the teflon stopcock shut. There was...

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Milkshake of Org Prep Daily this week reported on a fire in his lab from a potassium hydride reaction:I had a rather bad fire last Friday. I was washing a large jacketed glass reaction vessel used for polymer scale-ups, after pouring the reaction mixture out,...
A list of small, useful things (links):See Arr Oh is remembering ladderanes. David has a lab wishlist -- I like his. It was Chemistry Day at Scientific American yesterday. Aaron Rowe has a useful post on anti-trypanosome medicinal chemistry. You'll...
I keep telling certain people that the “Master” in “Master Organic Chemistry” is a verb, not a noun. I’m not , God forbid, a “Master of Organic Chemistry”: Mastery is a journey, not necessarily a destination. That goes...