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Nickuhlig

Author's details

Name: Nick Uhlig
Date registered: November 22, 2010
URL: http://nickuhlig.github.io

Biography

Nick is a process chemist who works for Gilead Sciences at their Edmonton, Alberta location. His interests include sustainable and flow chemistry and rotten puns.

Latest posts

  1. The chemistry of William Gibson’s Neuromancer. — April 16, 2018
  2. Chemistry-themed Valentine’s Day Cards – Round Three — January 1, 2018
  3. The Smell of Chemistry in the Morning — May 19, 2013
  4. Yes, it’s been done: coffee flavour chemistry — January 23, 2011
  5. The Wiley Interscience Blues — November 26, 2010

Most commented posts

  1. The Wiley Interscience Blues — 14 comments
  2. Yes, it’s been done: coffee flavour chemistry — 11 comments
  3. The chemistry of William Gibson’s Neuromancer. — 8 comments
  4. The Smell of Chemistry in the Morning — 6 comments
  5. Chemistry-themed Valentine’s Day Cards – Round Three — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Apr 16

The chemistry of William Gibson’s Neuromancer.


Note: minor edits made due to incorrect usage of “amphetamine” to refer to crystal meth. This was a typographical error and some explanation has been added to that paragraph for clarity’s sake. My apologies. -N I recently purchased a new hard copy of William Gibson’s first novel (and sci-fi classic), Neuromancer. I make no secrets …

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Jan 01

Chemistry-themed Valentine’s Day Cards – Round Three


  Happy new year, everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here at the chemistry blog, but as a totally-not-a-New-Year’s-resolution I’ve decided I’d like to resume posting here at least semi-regularly. A few years ago I had a minor burst of artistic creativity. This primarily concerned chemistry-theme puns of a mildly romantic nature. …

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May 19

The Smell of Chemistry in the Morning


One of my professors once told me quite categorically that if you can smell someone’s chemistry, they are doing a bad job.  His point was that any chemist worth their salt would be doing stinky things in properly-maintained fumehoods, and never exposing themselves or their colleagues to whatever unholy stenches their reagents possessed.  To a …

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Jan 23

Yes, it’s been done: coffee flavour chemistry


When I was much younger, and my interest in chemistry was just beginning to influence my thoughts of post-secondary school and (a lifetime away) a career, there were hints of my destiny that came in the form of somewhat perverse interests. One of these was my profound interest in the chemical constituents of coffee. A …

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Nov 26

The Wiley Interscience Blues


As anyone who regularly reads scientific journals may have noticed, Wiley redesigned some of their website this year. Mid-way through the summer, they slicked up their Interscience pages to look more “Web 2.0”, and in the process, broke integration with one of my favourite things, which is Zotero.