November 2, 2016
When a chemist plans a new experiment, the first thing they are likely to do is to draw the reaction. This step, which seems so easy on paper, can be a tedious electronic task which often results in errors – especially when you consider other elements which need to be included, such as the molecular weight and density of reagents.
September 19, 2016
Historically, when synthetic chemists worked in paper notebooks, entire experiments or parts of procedures would often be repeated. Even for new reactions, the procedures of aqueous workup and purification were often similar. Consequently, a significant amount of time in the write-up of an experiment was spent transcribing existing methods and protocols.
August 22, 2016
Since the release of the E‑WorkBook 10.1.2 Chemistry ELN, we have been busy augmenting the core features of the stoichiometry table. One of the enhancements we have recently implemented is the calculations of solvent concentration, with the ability to determine the molarity but also the solvent volumes of a reaction.
June 14, 2016
Traditionally, when you needed to work out the quantities of reagents required for a synthetic reaction, your best ally used to be a piece of paper, your calculator and your integral knowledge of the formulae for calculating the required quantities.
May 23, 2016
Historically, IDBS developed its own chemistry technology internally, which was successfully used to support our E‑WorkBook chemistry ELN and ActivityBase screening platform. When transitioning to the web, we reviewed our approach and chose to partner with ChemAxon, who were able to provide us with an easy-to-use solution for web chemistry.