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Dec 22

IYC2011: My 3 Things List


IYC2011 Logo

The goals of IYC2011 are to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry. This quote from the chemistry2011.org About IYC page gives us chemists a charge: Embrace the concept that ‘Science is for Everyone’ …

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Sep 26

Blog Carnival: The Diels-Alder Reaction!


The Diels-Alder Reaction

This post was excerpted and featured in a recent edition of C&ENews — No reaction is more elegant, more heartwarmingly satisfying than the Diels-Alder reaction.  No reaction is also more nuanced.  It appears deceptively simple and yet has the ability to create immense structural complexity often without additional reagents and sometimes solvent-free.  Straightforward enough for …

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