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Drawing Effective Chemical Structures with ChemSketch Drawing the perfect chemical structures and reaction schemes is essential to scientific communication, whether preparing a patent or finishing a lab report. You want every angle and bond to look perfect, but you don’t want to spend hours fussing over every detail. Luckily, ChemSketch is here to help. This...

Chemical nomenclature may seem like a simplistic chemistry discipline; a requirement of every chemical pursuit that is often overlooked for the vital importance it plays. Here we discuss the legacy of our contribution to the field of chemical nomenclature - ACD/Name - and take a look at what has changed in the field of chemical naming over the past two decades.

This Halloween, we will explore how data “dies” and why you can’t bring it back to life. Not only that, but we will discover the secret of how you can keep your analytical data alive… forever!

Getting Control of Extractables and Leachables Data Many medicines come in a container, whether a bottle, blister pack, syringe, or inhaler. We rarely think about these container-closure systems, but what if they adversely interacted with our medicines or slowly released a toxic contaminant? Extractables and leachables (E&L) is a specialization within pharmaceutical development that studies...

Is there anything that analytical chemists hate more than false positives and false negatives? While it is impossible to eliminate error completely, it is possible to control it. Understanding the relationship between false positives and negatives allows us to optimize our experimental design. We discuss more in this blog post.