This blog is my attempt to reconnect with the world of chemistry. I have a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and make a living doing research for a large company in Michigan. As times have changed, that company has changed its focus and I no longer have as much chance to do the basic, fundamental research which I most enjoy. Through this blog, I am hoping to recapture the magic which I felt during my graduate (and undergraduate) days in college. Expect topics on chemistry and alchemy along with some non-chemistry related items which I think might be interesting.

"The chymists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasure among smoke and vapour, soot and flame, poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I would change places with the Persian King."

Johann Joachim Becher (phlogistonist)
Acta Laboratorii Chymica Monacensis, seu Physica Subterranea, (1669).

Monday, June 30, 2008


I had hoped to put up a new post by Monday, but it was not to be. We will be going out of town for a family vacation for several days, so don't expect to see any new posts until next week. Wish us luck!

Hope everyone gets a chance to see a little pyrotechic chemistry this week.

1 comment:

Chemgeek said...

Ah!! I was hoping for a play by play of the metals being oxidized for our enjoyment during the 4th from you. Oh well, enjoy your vacation.