Volume 89 Issue 41 | p. 45 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: October 10, 2011

Peter Murray-Rust

Chemistry technophile discusses his project to make laboratories smarter
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: Project Ami, Peter Murray-Rust, smart laboratory

When Peter Murray-Rust thinks about technological advances that have come to the field of organic synthesis in the past 50 years or so, only one thing springs to mind: ground glass joints. “If we look at what a lot of chemists do, it’s no different from what 19th-century chemists did, apart from ground glass joints,” he says. “Ground glass components were a technology that revolutionized the ease of chemical synthesis and brought it from the . . .

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