This page is still a work in progress…
As well as this blog, I also blog (occasionally) as part of my day job. My posts over at the Sceptical Chymist can be found here. In the early days, it was all about the titles of the posts being song parodies. OK, that’s not all it was about.
Carbon-based curiosities (subscription req’d)
Diamonds may be forever, but are some other forms of carbon merely passing fads? Stuart Cantrill considers why carbon often seems to be a chemist’s best friend.
A shift in expectations
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most powerful analytical techniques in modern chemistry — a window into the world of molecules that can provide information about their structures, dynamic behaviour and how they interact with one another.
Lindau 2009: Eyes on the prize
For six days during the summer of 2009, hundreds of young researchers gathered in Germany on the shores of Lake Constance to take part in the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau — this year dedicated to the topic of chemistry.
At Nature Chemistry, one person generally takes the lead in writing each editorial and then the rest of the team chime in with their suggestions. It’s very much a team effort, but these are the ones I took the lead on. These should be free to read.
2009: Chemistry 2.0 | Meeting matters | Who’s better, who’s best? | So long sulphur | Hello 112 | Good on paper
2010: The buck stops here | Cover story | Football crazy, fullerene mad | All a-Twitter about chemistry | Where are the champions?
2011: Chemistry’s year | A great question | The art of abstracts
2013: All you can tweet
(You probably need to be a subscriber to Nature Chemistry to access these)
2012: An iron-clad analogue | Trapping technetium | Alive with light | Protecting polyynes | The big indoors | On the right track | Shape-shifting sensors | Microfluidics for microcapsules | Attoreactor arrays | Switching spin | A photo finish
2011: One-way traffic | Tearing apart triazoles | Water behind walls | Simple sorting solution | Rounding up radon | Insist on cis | Light repairs | Wind-up shuttles | A diet to dye for
2010: Bent into shape
2009: A helter-skelter shuttle | Revealing the ribosome | DNA in 3D
2008: Green fluorescent protein | Weighing up the evidence | Cage closed | Working on water | Ringing the changes | Aromatics stack up