Chemistry Meme

Chemjobber has started a chemistry meme! How could I not play along! (also seen at  Carbon-Based Curiosities, the Sceptical Chymist and Chemistry World blog). My…

Do you know what it is yet?

My research involves synthesising dendrimers and dendrons, sometimes following literature procedures to make one that has been made before, sometimes combining literature procedures and basic chemical understanding…

Polymers Part I

Polymers are fascinating molecules, of commercial and environmental significance.  Modern polymer chemistry reflects an incredible diversity of reactions, functions and structures, most of which defies…

Reality Chemistry

The depressing proliferation of reality tv shows continues, interspersed with the odd stunning documentary such as the BBC/Jim Al-Khalili’s ‘Chemistry – a Volatile History‘  or…

Lab Skills

Going into the chemistry lab for the first lab class of first year, or the first session as a third year research project is pretty…