Friday, April 5, 2013

The funniest typo you will see today

Most of the time, I'd like to think I'm above this sort of humor. But not today!

See below for a quite unfortunate misspelling of the classic reaction of the generation of an alkyne from an aldehyde, traditionally the Corey-Fuchs reaction (or the Ramirez-Corey-Fuchs, Wikipedia tells me):


I did not believe it, but download the paper (Tet. Lett., 2009, 50, 4482–4484) and see for yourself. Amusingly, there are 2 other misspellings, so far as I can tell.

(I was wondering if anyone had already mentioned this, and a quick Google search did not reveal any blogs that had covered it. For the love of all that is holy, do not repeat that search -- you go some unfortunate places. Also, it's not like every lab joker in America hasn't made this crack already.)

7 comments:

  1. Nice! This is my favorite, perhaps because it is so juvenile: http://twitpic.com/7chzid

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  2. I was always paranoid about mistyping Corey-Fuchs. Also very careful to say fyooks.

    --Unstable Isotope

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  3. Did you notice "Cory"?
    Like they say, 'you see what you wanna see' had been true for everyone involved in the paper - from the authors to reviewers to editors.

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  4. I'm sure you did that from your work computer...

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  5. Doesn't beat the copper nanotubes Chem Comm

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  6. i didnt even know about the copper nanotubes! thats ridiculous. i've always been scared of mispronouncing this particular reaction as well.

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  7. That's a mistake I see quite often in group meeting, unfortunately! But still, it's quite funny =)

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