Roald Hoffmann Quotes
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The chemical article is an artistic creation.... It is not a laboratory notebook, and one knows that that notebook in turn is only a partially reliable guide to what took place. It is a more or less (one wishes more) carefully constructed, man- or woman-made text... If one is lucky, it creates an emotional or aesthetic response in its readers.
There was no question that the reaction but transient colors were seen in the slurry of sodium methoxide in dichloromethane and we got a whole lot of products for which we can't sort out the kinetics the next slide will show the most important part very rapidly within two minutes and I forgot to say on further warming we get in fact the keytone.
It's a wild dance floor there at the molecular level.