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  • Why Not Bromine?

    So here’s a question for the medicinal chemists: how come we don’t like bromoaromatics so much? I know I don’t, but I have trouble putting my… Read More
  • The Medical Periodic Table

    Here’s the latest “medical periodic table”, courtesy of this useful review in Chemical Communications. Element symbols in white are known to b… Read More
  • One For the Brave

    I was interested to see a recent paper in Organic Letters on a class of compounds I’d never seen before: 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborines. There’s the str… Read More
  • Arsenic, Patents, and the World

    As I was mentioning the other day, the latest issue of Nature Medicine has the details on a story that doesn’t, on the face of it, do the industry any credit. Read More
  • My Shopping List

    Some time ago I wrote about some atoms that I wish I could use. There are still other molecular fragments that Nature has neglected to provide, though, and I… Read More
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