Waka-Flaka-Flame would be proud...going hard in the lab

So the past two weeks have been pretty hectic, as I try to…

Pyridine catalyzed acylation of Meldrum's acid en route to a β-keto ester

We're attempting our first multi-step synthesis and have finally…

Recrystalization of Meldrum's acid from acetone - Prepping for the pilot reaction

So the reagents for the synthesis are finally almost all here,…