Sat/Sun – 27th/28th April
On the 6th and 7th day of #RealTimeChem Week, stuff happened. In the vein of the 24 favourite tweets of #RealTimeChem day, I’ve decided to highlight my favourite tweets of each day (except this particular one…obviously, which is over the whole weekend!). I’ve also decided to give out awards to aforementioned tweets, with the three best tweets of the whole week winning a prize, which you can find out about on the FAQ!
These awards are ordered into Ag (10 winners), Au (7 winners) and Pt (3 winners). Within these categories they are in no particular order.
So without further ado, onto the awards.
Saturday and Sunday. All good things must come to an end and so #RealTimeChem week is over. Things wound down over the weekend, but there were still some hold outs in laboratories and offices, working away as hard as ever. Or not. In some cases.
Yunus shares some wisdom about chemistry that we should all heed.
Saturday chemistry quote: when something is predictable, it's useful, but definitely boring. always go for the unpredictable #realtimechem—
Yunus Turkmen (@yunus_turkmen) April 27, 2013
SEM? The best lab equipment ever? I bet some people disagree! However, Alireza shows that it does give some damn fine pictures though.
Alireza Yaghoubi (@AlirezaYaghoubi) April 27, 2013
Eleanor brings some much needed colour to her Laboratory’s lab coat rack.
Eleanor C (@Elamanor) April 27, 2013
Anybody think the work for chemists stops at the weekend? Oh no, this grading doesn’t do itself now, as E. J. laments.
E. J. (@josiealdeco) April 26, 2013
Chad, totally has the right priorities on the weekend.
Chad Atkins (@chemchad) April 27, 2013
Kat, I have no idea what happened to your NMR lock, but hopeful that’s not the start of the machine uprising.
Kat Badiola (@CaverKat) April 28, 2013
Ah TLC… lying to chemists since the 1940s. I can feel Vittorio’s pain with this one.
Vittorio Saggiomo (@V_Saggiomo) April 27, 2013
I can categorically state with absolute certainty that singing to your chemistry doesn’t make it work better Conker. I’ve done studies.
Alone in the lab...and the school u.u...naah, jk, singing aloud ♫baby one more time♫ to help coumarins crystallize faster....♫ #realtimechem—
Conker Punxzatawney (@conker4) April 27, 2013
Just went you thought there weren’t going to be any crystals, Albano found some!
Albano Galán (@albanogalan) April 27, 2013
Unfortunately Nessa I’m all out of puppy videos. You can have a shiny medal for an entertaining tweet though!
Please entertain me as a vac down a lot of H2O. Singing, dancing, yodelling & showing videos of puppies all acceptable methods #realtimechem—
Nessa Carson (@SuperScienceGrl) April 27, 2013
The Grumpy Chemist’s inventory reminds me of my own when I was in the lab. Vials, vials everywhere!
The Grumpy Chemist (@Chemistry_Kat) April 27, 2013
Dr Paul was at a conference this week and after he did a little sightseeing in Paris. This is the tomb of Marie Curie. May she and her husband rest in peace.
(@Dr_PaulC) April 27, 2013
Laura Jane’s does indeed have an awesome T-shirt. Everyone needs an awesome lab T-shirt.
Laura Jane (@laurajane0103) April 27, 2013
We should all have a chromatogram and spectrum of the week like in Luke’s lab. Hey maybe next #RealTimeChem event, eh?
Luke Gamon (@lgamon) April 27, 2013
I’m not sure what Lithium did to get Joaquin mad, but hey that’s some cool molecular modelling.
Joaquin Barroso (@joaquinbarroso) April 26, 2013
Tom also did a spot of chemistry tourism, this time in London. Good old Professor Ingold. I used to work in a lab named after his compatriot Professor Thorpe!
Tom Williams (@tjwuk) April 28, 2013
Geoffrey, Geoffrey, Geoffey, no you may not call that “quantitative”, that is totally 99%.
35.3mg yield.... Theoretical is 35.6... Surely I can call that quantitative? #realtimechem—
Geoffrey Smith (@GSmithOfficial) April 28, 2013
I’ve never thought of molecular orbitals as anything but a pain in the conical flask, but P.C. really has made them look like art! Colour me impressed.
P.C. (@chemraven) April 27, 2013
Inan shows that even the mundane things in the lab like filtering can have beautiful consequences.
Inan Kucukkaya (@risus54) April 27, 2013
Monique reminds us what chemistry is all about: burning stuff.
Monique Wilhelm (@MoniqueWilhelm1) April 28, 2013