RTCW Awards 4 – Thursday

Thursday – 25th April

And so the 4th day of #RealTimeChem Week came to pass. And it was good.  Much in the vein of the 24 favourite tweets of #RealTimeChem day, I’ve decided to highlight my favourite tweets of each day. 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.

Thursday. Started quite slow, they ended with a bang, with some great chemistry on show and just chemists being generally awesome. Hard task to choose my favourites for Thursday, but here goes…

AgAward                 Silver Award                  AgAward

I can’t resist a bit of whimsy and Annie’s flock of diethyl ether birds are just that.

We’ve all seen a mystery mess in a fumehood. Pierre plays CSI in the lab.

Luke once again, this time with a nice shot of some crystals. Pretty crystals are always good. Always.

Molecular modelling kits are indeed the chemists Lego, nice shot of this by Laura Jane.

Angewandte Chemie join the #RealTimeChem party, by getting a little bit buried in their work. Great to see the publishing side of Chemistry taking part.

Speaking of journals, they should probably make this suggestion from Chris a mandatory requirement.

P.C. has all the colours of the rainbow. Just don’t taste them, they aren’t skittles!

Humourous Venn diagrams are always entertaining. Albano’s lab mate gives us some valuable information about NMR and 2nd order effects.

Andrew deserves recognition this week for his blog posts about classic papers, but that’s what #RealTimeChemCarnival is for. Taking pictures of classic apparatus like this Kugelrohr, that’s up this awards alley.

I’m pretty sure that Michael made Kryptonite. Just in case Superman runs amok, we know who to call.

AuAward                 Gold Award                    AuAward

#RealTimeChem is quite the global endeavour, thanks to Gee for showing us these happy smiling young chemists and their pretty colours.

There was a lot of glassware being flashed around on Thursday, but these have to be the cutest from Dr Jeff Bodwin.

The Grumpy Chemists keeps winning awards with great posts. Trust a cat to find a bird’s nest.

#FreeHandDrawings took over the feed for a while on Thursday and you can find most of them compiled at The Organic Solution. This awards could pretty much be full of them, so I’ve had to decide on my absolute favourites. Stuart was the first to really drop “the bomb” with a Buckyball. Damn him and his human ChemDraw abilities. 😉

Susan shows off her tie-dye lab coat for the high schoolers. We should all have an spectacular lab coat for special days.

Lisa sums up a day of research in an organic laboratory in 6 seconds with vine. Too true.

Dr Damilola raises all those chair configurations with a boat. 🙂

PtAward              Platinum Award               PtAward

Professor Dave shares a video by Keon a 1st year student at York. This is a fantastic idea that should be greatly encouraged, it’s the kind of thing that #RealTimeChem is all about, engagement and sharing your love of chemistry.

We all learn different skills when we do a PhD and Reed has indeed learnt how to draw chairs. Such a fun tweet.

Vittorio has something of a reputation for amazing chemistry videos. He made the trailer for #RealTimeChem week. This however is astounding work. Column chromatography meets Nintendo in a glorious symphony. An absolute highlight.


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