Campus Units

Chemistry, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-10-2021

Journal or Book Title

Chemistry of Materials

Volume

33

Issue

15

First Page

5823

Last Page

5824

DOI

10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02270

Abstract

A major emphasis of current chemical research is to develop robust synthetic methods that enable the reliable preparation of materials with specific qualities. Of particular concern is whether a given synthetic protocol is reproducible;(1−5) is a reasonably well-trained student or postdoctoral researcher able to repeat a published synthesis while producing a material with comparable yield and properties to those reported previously? Unfortunately, instead of reporting the precise amounts—expressed as the number of moles or concentrations—of all chemicals and reagents used in their reactions,(6) even the most experienced chemists tend to report ratios. This is regrettable, as one cannot overestimate the amount of resources lost, in terms of researcher time and grant monies, as well as the slower pace of research and missed citation opportunities that are created by this problem.

Comments

This document is the unedited Author’s version of a Submitted Work that was subsequently accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02270 Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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