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Brandon Findlay
Chemistry By Design (Flashcards) - http://chemistrybydesign.oia.arizona.edu/
Mahmoud Ragab and samah nour like this.
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Brandon Findlay Click on the gray boxes to reveal reagents/products. Sliding backwards will hide starting materials.
7th August
Mahmoud Ragab
Mahmoud Ragab Thanks for this great site it resolved a problem of mine
11th October
Brandon Findlay
Here's a list of glove/solvent susceptibilities, for about 20 major brands:
http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/Lab/CHP/gloves.htm
Brandon Findlay
Glassware Gallery: Glassware, and how to use it.
http://www.ilpi.com/inorganic/glassware/index.html
Brandon Findlay
Moving Day! I've setup a blog to post some of the more long-form tips (chemtips.wordpress.com). This group will carry on, but it will probably be limited to papers only in the future.
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay
Samarium Iodide Prep Paper via: http://chem.vander-lingen.nl/articles.php
Brandon Findlay
Book Recommendation: "Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times," by Marc Kuchner. Bought it Monday and finished it today; very useful. http://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Scientists-Shine-Tough-Times/dp/1597269948/
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay (via http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/review-of-marketing-for-scientists-how-to-shine-in-tough-times/38957)

There's a load of 'additional reading' on his website as well, though I'm just starting to comb through it. http://marketingforscientists.com/book/
29th March
Brandon Findlay
REU Writing tips. Broadly applicable to any grant/scholarship that asks you to write about your 'research goals'. Via chemistry-blog.com
Brandon Findlay
Just one paper today, but it's an entire book!
Brandon Findlay
Did you just snap your fancy NMR tube cleaner in half? Time to get aquainted with the low tech version:

http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=898
http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=878
Brandon Findlay
About to run your first flash column or your five-hundredth? Either way here are some tips:
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay Intro: http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=1300
What size to pick? http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=1324
Compound insoluble in your column solvent? http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=1312
Dealing with amines and other advanced tips: http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=1341
14th February
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay Remember to read the comments! Filled with tips.
14th February
Brandon Findlay
Need a good TLC recipe? Look no further than Org. Prep. Daily!
http://orgprepdaily.wordpress.com/2006/09/27/tlc-staining-solutions/
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Brandon Findlay I've used some of these recipes for years. Make sure you check the comments for useful modifications, like adding AcOH to Ninhydrin to visualize boc protected amines.

-Also, ignore the above like. I misclicked and can't seem to 'unlike' something.
4th January
Brandon Findlay
Well, that wraps up the Christmas reading list! I'm not certain when the 12 days of Christmas are/were, but I've made more than 12 book recommendations so fit them appropriately.

I've you've got a favourite book that isn't mentioned, let us know!
Brandon Findlay
What do you want for Christmas? The correct answer is of course chem. textbooks!
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay This should be required reading for those planning on grad school:

Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D. by Peters.
# ISBN-10: 0374524777
# ISBN-13: 978-0374524777

http://www.amazon.com/Getting-What-You-Came-Students/dp/0374524777/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324482112&sr=1-1
21st December
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay And now, because the troubles don't end after grad school:

A PhD Is Not Enough!: Guide To Survival In Science by Feibelman
# ISBN-10: 0201626632
# ISBN-13: 978-0201626636

http://www.amazon.com/PhD-Not-Enough-Survival-Science/dp/0201626632
22nd December
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay These next two I'll admit are on my reading list. I haven't read them yet, so caveat emptor.

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Silvia.
# ISBN-10: 1591477433
# ISBN-13: 978-1591477433
...
22nd December
Brandon Findlay
Brandon Findlay
Safety Presentations from a recent ACS meeting:
http://www.slideshare.net/ACSDCHAS/presentations?order=popular

The "Handling Pyrophoric Reagents" one is good.
Brandon Findlay
If you've got a technique that you use all the time, share it!
Brandon Findlay
Do you know how to do "dry column vacuum chromatography"? I do!

http://curlyarrow.blogspot.com/2006/10/dry-column-vacuum-chromatography.html
http://curlyarrow.blogspot.com/2008/01/dry-column-vacuum-chromatography-dcvc.html

Becomes more useful as the scale increases, but can theoretically be performed in the 100mg range, up to 500g+.

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