News, Analysis, and Commentary for the World of Chemistry & Chemical Research

ChemBark Logo with Ed the DogThe scope of this blog is the world of chemistry and chemical research. Common subjects of discussion include ideas, experiments, data, publications, writing, education, current events, lab safety, scientific policy, academic politics, history, and trivia.

ChemBark is written and maintained by Paul Bracher.

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Critical Acclaim and Vituperation

“Your blog is fun.” – Rudy Baum, Editor-in-Chief, Chemical and Engineering News   (12-7-2006)

“Ever-lively” – Nature   (1-18-2007, p. 245)

“Rabble-rousing” – Bethany Halford, Senior Editor, Chemical and Engineering News   (1-29-2007, p. 41)

“The atmosphere of a lab group’s night out in the pub” – Richard Van Noorden, Chemistry World   (12-2007, p. 48)

“An old stalwart [of the blogosphere]” – Nature Chemistry   (10-2010, p. 797)

“…ChemBark has uncovered a fascinating story that deserves to be widely read…” – Nature Chemistry   (9-2011, p. 655)

“[One of] a number of prominent chemistry-oriented blogs…” – Rudy Baum, Editor-in-Chief, Chemical and Engineering News   (1-16-2012, p. 3)