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.
May 16, 2016
When we started working on the E‑WorkBook project for bringing chemistry notebook functionalities to the web, it was clear to us that we wanted it to be a tool that would be useful and intuitive to chemists - something that they actually wanted to use.