Taming the Wild Things

September 21, 2007

Synthetic Organic Chemistry has found a new pet. It's called Organometallic Chemistry and comes in many breeds including the Piano Stool Sheppard, the Square-Planar Spaniel, and the ever-popular Metallocene Terrier.

As much as Cheminformatics may want these unruly creatures to just go away, their intelligence and fierce, although easily-distracted, loyalty has earned a place in the hearts and notebooks of many chemists. Time to face facts and admit that these Wild Things are here to stay.