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    • ELNs: Selecting the Right Solution for Your Organization

    • What can be more thrilling – and terrifying – than getting the budget to purchase new technology for your lab? For those with the funds and the responsibility to select an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) for your organization, the decision can be lasting. You don’t want to get it wrong. According to experts the most important thing you can do is buy a solution that addresses challenges and achieves stated goals, not simply evaluate and purchase a product. This requires homework on the frontend, to carefully and deliberately outline the criteria that a successful ...
    • Think Pink with ChemDraw

    • by Nessa CarsonDrawing with FlairAfter much tweaking, I have a set of ChemDraw® settings, not unlike the sturdily-bonded Totally Synthetic stylesheet that went around the chemistry community a few years ago – but with a fetching pink background. In various workplaces, I’ve become famous for that bold look. Robinson’s total synthesis of tropinone, in my style1My settings include: • Thick bonds that give a crisp look to the molecules on screen, and are clear at the back of a presentation room• Explicit labels on terminal carbons, a requirement kept from my grad ...
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