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Ch 242: Chemical Synthesis: Writing and Communication

A short guide to resources for students taking Ch 242a and Ch 242b at Caltech.

ChemDraw / ChemOffice

Caltech pays for a site license for the ChemDraw / ChemOffice suite of software. For instructions on downloading ChemDraw, please visit this IMSS site. Note that you must create a separate account at Perkin Elmer in order to download the software. If you have any trouble please contact me.

Additional structure representation tools can be found over at the Chemistry LibGuide.

Scientific Communication


Secrets of Science Communication for Research Chemists
ACS On Campus hosted a webinar in December 2017 entitled "Science Communication: How to Talk to Journalists About Your Research". This webinar is archived and available for free with registration.

Communicating science: a practical guide for engineers and physical scientists (Boxman & Boxman, 2017) [Ebook]
A textbook and reference on scientific writing oriented primarily at researchers in the physical sciences and engineering. It is written from the perspective of an experienced researcher. It draws on the authors' experience of teaching and working with both native English speakers and English as a Second Language (ESL) writers.