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Dear esteemed members, I hope you are getting out to enjoy the long sunny days of another beautiful San Diego summer! Thismonth we celebrate the founding of our great nation. Did you know that Antoine Lavoisier, the fatherof modern chemistry, credited with the discovery of the law of conservation of mass, also played abeneficial role, albeit indirectly, in the American Revolution? Lavoisier was the Director of powderresearch (Régie des poudres) from 1775 to 1792. In that capacity, Lavoisier succeeded in raising thequality of French gun powder to one of the most sought-after war-time products. In 1776, BenjaminFranklin traveled to France…


2022 Med Chem Symposium, July 15

July 15, 2022 – Virtual event broadcast live over Zoom. Click here for more information.

Jean Dreyfus Lectureship Seminar, July 18 (CANCELLED)

Dr. Melanie Sanford will present a lecture, geared to a non-science audience, which will focus on how chemicals are part of our everyday life. Dr. Sanford will discuss the scientific principles that underline her work to form carbon-fluoride bonds, which are a common component of pharmaceuticals. Click here for more information. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE ORGANIZERS.