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Username BromicAcid
Registered: 13-7-2003 (0.56 messages per day)
Posts: 2850 (0.67% of total posts)
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Last active: 24-7-2017 at 12:58

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Yahoo: h4ggr7883
Location: Wisconsin
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Bio: I started out on this forum shortly after I started college. At that point I had already been doing chemistry at home for several years. Most of my work was done in vacuum, but eventually I started to spread out. A few of those early attempts were in newsgroup sci.chem but one day I saw someone mention Sciencemadness in a post.

After I found my way here, I was hooked. I have never been a part of another chemistry forum, there was no need. Starting out unsteadily I built my reputation by having the university library at my disposal and gophering up anything useful I could on the most popular topic at the time. And of course getting out there and experimenting whenever I could. By the time I left college I not only had my BS degree in Chemistry but a whole different level of education thanks to Sciencemadness.

My first job out of college was in hazardous waste disposal. I would love to write about it for the home chemist but it's highly regulated. Cradle to grave is the term and you can get in quite a bit of trouble for doing things wrong, that was always the holdup to prevent me from sharing my knowledge in that department. I loved what I was doing but wasn't a fan of where I was working.

Eventually I landed my job at Sigma-Aldrich. Starting out as a chemist responsible for scaling up chemical reactions from the lab scale to industrial (2000 gallons) I shuffled to a production chemist working back in the lab with phosgene for several years. After some time in hitec making some wonderfully pyrophoric (and incredibly pure) reagents I found myself on the precipice of a new topic for me, flow chemistry. In charge of our first industrial scale flow reactor I stand in awe of the possibilities spread before me.

But when I get free time I still like to stop by and see how things are going here ;)
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Forum most active in: Chemistry in General (742 Posts) [26% of total posts]
Last Post: Need an easy synthesis of Perchloric acid (18-7-2017 at 19:12)

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