Saturday, August 27, 2016

Glass cutters

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Again, an open invitation to all interested in writing a blog, a hobby that will bring you millions thousands hundreds tens of dollars joy and happiness. Send me a link to your post, and I'd be happy to put it up.

11 comments:

  1. That rheology/theology post reminds me of an edition of F. A. Cotton's book "Chemical Applications of Group Theory" was initially published as "Chemical Applications of Group Therapy". I can't remember if it showed up like this only in ads or if it actually made it into print. But I do know that Al saw no humor in the mistake.

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  2. See:
    https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Applications-Therapy-Albert-Cotton/dp/B005KNCWRG

    From the picture the title on the book itself was correct...

    I hated group theory in my inorganic class and group therapy may indeed have been helpful!! ;)


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  3. I would be so stoked to have a chemblogger potluck at the next ACS meeting!

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  4. Are serial commenters invited? If so, sign me up for SF.

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    1. Actually, I forgot. I am a (neophyte) blogger too.

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    2. yes, come one, come all :) as long as you are not a vegetarian, that is......

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  5. OT. I keep reading total syntheses that use Roche ester as a starting material (such as this one: 10.1002/anie.201604764). Looking at Aldrich, it runs more than $10/gram, and I thought that it was kind of hard to handle (wants to epimerize). How do people handle total syntheses when they use Roche ester as an SM, and what do you think when you see it as a starting material? (Someone was complaining about Wieland-Miescher ketone for terpene syntheses, but I thought that was readily available in either enantiomer from 2-methyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione and MVK and proline, and so didn't seem like a problem to me).

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    1. Recrystallization BluesAugust 30, 2016 at 3:25 PM

      Recrystallizing to upgrade the W-M Ketone after the proline catalyzed reaction is a HUGE pain...if you relied on this as a starting material for a 2X step synthesis project you would probably complain as well!

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    2. As an asymmetric catalysis purist, I scoff at any pre-existing enantioenrichment (shhhh don't ask where my chiral ligand came from!).

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