For Intermediate Graduate Students

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Theory and Philosophy

  1. The Tour of Collective Wisdom for opinions from the synthetic organic chemistry community.
  2. A Day in the Life of Successful Graduate Student or Post-doctoral Researcher.
  3. 1,2,3...PhD
  4. THE FAQ: Major Stumbling Blocks in Ph.D. Research.


  1. Desert Island tools, tables, charts, and graphs.
  2. Magic Formulas
  3. Always and Never: Basic practical tips for laboratory.
  4. Rules of Thumb: Numerical guidelines for experimental success.
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. How To carry out specific procedures in the laboratory.
  7. How to Handle: advice for working with specific classes of tricky compounds.
  8. Q and A: A Discussion Forum: if you have a specialized question that other synthetic chemists might be able to address, post it here.