Category: Comprehensive Guides

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Medicinal Chemistry: Lead Discovery and Identification

Medicinal chemistry lays the foundation for the drug discovery process. A strong lead compound increases the chances of a pharmaceutical company developing a strong drug candidate, with better chances of success later on. However, choosing a compound from a library...

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Solubility and Solvent Systems

‘If it dissolves, your problem is solved’ – a simple adage, and also one that chemists take quite literally. Finding a solvent that can dissolve your substrates is a key step for any synthesis. In many reactions, solvents also play...

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Origins of Atomic Theory

If all the knowledge of humanity was to be completely erased save for a single concept, which one should we choose to keep? The great physicist Richard Feynman once remarked that our best bet would be for atomic theory to...

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Chromatography: A Concise Guide

Chromatography techniques are widely used, with the bulk of them being variations of liquid and gas chromatography. As a scientist, it is important to know the tools for analysis available, and how to apply them to your research. This guide...