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).

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday Miscellaneous: Part II

I've added another chemistry blog to my bloglist, Carbon Based Curiosities. I enjoy their posts, even if their emphasis isn't exactly inorganic. Looking through their taglist, I notice that "Pretty Colors" has one of the highest number of entries, which is definitely a plus in my book. I like bright colors in the lab -- I think it was one of the reasons I chose inorganic chemistry in the first place. And I also have a special affection for the University of Illinois, which happens to be the location of one of the authors.

1 comment:

Ψ*Ψ said...

thanks for the link! :)