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Hello folks and apologies for the late installation of the blog. I hope you didn’t miss me too much. A long week off dealing with family issues, a trip to Rome and a long solid week of chemistry after. Before I race off into the fray I shall update all from previous blog RE arguing … Continue reading Update + DoM
Good day and welcome to the latest installment of my research ramblings. No conferences or high profile visits this week. Just long hours, little sleep and not enough caffeine to power me through. As I said last week I had spent my weekend setting up a total of 76 reactions. 40 were on small molecules as … Continue reading Contaminated Columns
Another fine and glorious week in the world of research… by that I mean long hours, troublesome analysis and nothing interesting… the usual. I guess this week it’s best to start at the start which was a full day conference at Sheffield uni, stereochemistry 2017. A fine conference that’s been hosted every year for 50 … Continue reading Shattered Dreams
Welcome back for my first entry of 2017 and a happy new year to all. I spent much of my time off trying not to think about work too much and instead focus on relaxing and refreshing. It’s hard in research to switch off I find as thoughts about work constantly linger in the background. … Continue reading New Year, New Chem
So it’s the weekend before Christmas and still no sign of snow! The campus is quiet and the labs are pretty much dead. Only a few PhDs and postdocs remain working. After my time off the week before last I tried to make this final week as productive as I could. I started Monday trying … Continue reading Chemistry at Xmas
How are we doing boys n girls as the march towards Christmas draws ever closer. I spent this week buying Christmas presents and even picked myself up an early present. A chemistry book titled “The Periodic Table” by Primo Levi. The author is an Italian Jewish chemist and holocaust survivor. I haven’t finished this yet … Continue reading Books make Scents, Blogs Don’t