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ammonia
InChI=1S/H3N/h1H3
PubChem: 222
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Forget the gruesome imagery on packets of cigarettes in the UK, the health campaigns, the nanny state warnings. There are seven simple reasons not to smoke cigarettes from a chemist’s perspective, each one is present at harmful levels in cigarette smoke:Benzene...
carbon monoxide
InChI=1S/CO/c1-2
PubChem: 281
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Forget the gruesome imagery on packets of cigarettes in the UK, the health campaigns, the nanny state warnings. There are seven simple reasons not to smoke cigarettes from a chemist’s perspective, each one is present at harmful levels in cigarette smoke:Benzene...
acetone
InChI=1S/C3H6O/c1-3(2)4/h1-2H3
PubChem: 180
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Forget the gruesome imagery on packets of cigarettes in the UK, the health campaigns, the nanny state warnings. There are seven simple reasons not to smoke cigarettes from a chemist’s perspective, each one is present at harmful levels in cigarette smoke:Benzene...
formaldehyde
InChI=1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2
PubChem: 712
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I did a double take when I saw the most recent offer to land in my inbox: “a $20 Brazilian Blow Dry”. I quickly realised it was a hair treatment wholly unrelated to waxing or any kind of sexual activity, but my being less than cranially hirsute,...
Forget the gruesome imagery on packets of cigarettes in the UK, the health campaigns, the nanny state warnings. There are seven simple reasons not to smoke cigarettes from a chemist’s perspective, each one is present at harmful levels in cigarette smoke:Benzene...
hydrogen cyanide
InChI=1S/CN/c1-2/q-1/p+1
PubChem: 768
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This is the third time I've written a How Does It Work column (homemade chloroform and Coors Light cold-activated bottles). It's a lot of fun (and a lot of work) to write these columns, and I'm really enjoying writing them. I have two more ideas for upcoming...
Forget the gruesome imagery on packets of cigarettes in the UK, the health campaigns, the nanny state warnings. There are seven simple reasons not to smoke cigarettes from a chemist’s perspective, each one is present at harmful levels in cigarette smoke:Benzene...
lithium diisopropylamide
InChI=1S/C6H14N.Li/c1-5(2)7-6(3)4;/h5-6H,1-4H3;/q-1;+1
PubChem: -1
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In a blatant plug for theReagent Guide, each Friday I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2. Version 1.2 just got released last week, with a host of corrections and a new page index.I'd eat you right now... but I'm...
tetrahydrofuran
InChI=1S/C4H8O/c1-2-4-5-3-1/h1-4H2
PubChem: 8028
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Pinnick oxidation of PMY 2-3 to the corresponding carboxylic acid.Experiment start time: 1015 EST 01/09/11Aldehyde PMY 2-3 (100 mg, 0.46 mmol, 1 equiv.), NaH2PO4 (0.44 g, 3.7 mmol, 8 equiv.) and 2,3-dimethyl-2-butene (0.55 mL, 4.6 mmol, 10 equiv.) were dissolved...
In a blatant plug for theReagent Guide, each Friday I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2. Version 1.2 just got released last week, with a host of corrections and a new page index.I'd eat you right now... but I'm...
InChI=1S/C21H39N7O12/c1-5-21(36,4-30)16(40-17-9(26-2)13(34)10(31)6(3-29)38-17)18(37-5)39-15-8(28-20(24)25)11(32)7(27-19(22)23)12(33)14(15)35/h4-18,26,29,31-36H,3H2,1-2H3,(H4,22,23,27)(H4,24,25,28)/t5-,6-,7+,8-,9-,10

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RNA can assume complex three-dimensional structures just like proteins, and given the many roles it plays it is perhaps surprising that there are so few drugs that target this class of biomolecules. One problem is that ribonucleic acids are less diverse than...
riboflavin
InChI=1S/C17H20N4O6/c1-7-3-9-10(4-8(7)2)21(5-11(23)14(25)12(24)6-22)15-13(18-9)16(26)20-17(27)19-15/h3-4,11-12,14,22-25H,5-6H2,1-2H3,(H,20,26,27)/t11-,12+,14-/m0/s1
PubChem: 493570
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Recently, there have been reports that we aren’t getting enough vitamin D. In fact, it’s got so bad that in Cardiff, children have been getting rickets. So what should we do about it? How about eating mushrooms. That’s not such a crazy idea...
folate
InChI=1S/C19H19N7O6/c20-19-25-15-14(17(30)26-19)23-11(8-22-15)7-21-10-3-1-9(2-4-10)16(29)24-12(18(31)32)5-6-13(27)28/h1-4,8,12,21H,5-7H2,(H,24,29)(H,27,28)(H,31,32)(H3,20,22,25,26,30)/t12-/m0/s1
PubChem: 6037
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Recently, there have been reports that we aren’t getting enough vitamin D. In fact, it’s got so bad that in Cardiff, children have been getting rickets. So what should we do about it? How about eating mushrooms. That’s not such a crazy idea...