From the Author
My expertise is a subject called organic chemistry, which isnft exactly the most fashionable field of natural science. I canft think of a good appealing phrase to describe it, like gthe endless adventure into the star-filled skyh for astronomy or gthe deep mystery of lifeh for biology. Organic chemistry is actually an extremely deep, beautiful, and practical science, but the problem is that there arenft many books out there which motivate interests from the general public.
Thatfs how I thought about starting something like it on my homepage, by drawing out the structure of some molecules that came to my mind. I hope it will be a chance for the visitors to get acquainted with molecules, the actors within the invisible world. Now, please go ahead to take a look at the world of organic molecules.
*I am trying to be as careful as I can for the accuracy of the content, but since I run this website alone you might find my mistakes or misunderstandings. If you do, please let me know. The English translations are done by Mr. K. S.., but the responsibility for the writing is on me, Kentaro Sato, as the author.
*The author will not be responsible for any accident or loss that result from using the material from this homepage.
*The use of the figures for non-profit purposes (group meeting, paper assignment, etc.) is permitted without the consent of the author.
*The structures are all drawn using the software called Weblab Viewer by Accelrys. For better viewing, molecules are sometimes displayed in different styles, and hydrogen atoms are omitted. Weblab Viewer is a pretty amazing software, but unfortunately itfs not capable of running optimized calculation. Please understand that the graphics youfll see donft necessarily represent the actual conformations of the molecules.
*The elements are colored basically in the following way: gray (carbon), white (hydrogen), red (oxygen), blue (nitrogen), yellow (sulfur), orange (phosphorus), light green (chlorine), brown (bromine), and purple (metallic element). To make things a little bit more colorful, I changed the color of carbon atoms in some cases. You can consider the atoms forming the backbone of a molecule as carbons.
Kentaro Sato (mail: sato(-at-)org.-chem.org)