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May 2017
Gold nanoparticles section showing PVP Encapsulation, nanoparticle morphologies and Thiolate-protected GNPs
Sep 2016
Optimised transition state structures for 3D printing now available for download for selected Organic reactions - Details
Apr 2016
Animated Molecular Orbitals added to selected pages covering Introductory Organic reactions, Pericyclic reactions, and the Heck Catalytic Cycle. Learn how to control these animations of intrinsic bond orbitals (IBOs)
2015
Nick Greeves was awarded the RSC Nyholm Prize for Education for the creation and development of ChemTube3D, an internationally renowned, open education resource widely used in teaching chemistry at school and university
Aug 2014
Metal Organic Frameworks section showing pores, channels and pore flexibility added
Apr 2014
Year 3 projects on tandem pericyclic reactions, animated Protein Folding, colour and synthesis of azo dyes and Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) added
Jan 2014
Entire site recoded to work without Java and so works on tablets and smart phones as well as computers.
Jan 2014
Inorganic Chemistry expanded dramatically with sections to support the publication of Inorganic Chemistry 6th Edition by Weller et al (OUP) and the Gallery of Rotatable Structures
Mar 2013
New Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion pages and enhanced atomic orbital pages added to support the publication of Chemistry^3 2nd edition by Burrows et al (OUP)
Jan 2013
Two large sections dedicated to understanding the Diels-Alder reaction including the regioselectivity, stereospecificity, endo stereoselectivity and Woodward-Hoffmann rules and mechanisms for the synthesis and reactions of aromatic heterocycles. Section covering the Anomeric Effect added
Nov 2012
New banners for Tutorial and Self Assessment exercises for learning designs for mechanims involving acetals, cyanohydrins, Friedel-Crafts, aldol, alkenes, ester hydrolysis, fragmentations, Vilsmeier reaction of pyrrole, Mannich, heterocycle structures, and more
Jun 2012
Molecular Playground added following requests at Open Days where parents and students wanted to explore molecules of their own
Jan 2012
Release of a large number of stereo- and enantioselective organic reactive mechanisms including allylic strain, Felkin-Anh and chelated transition states, Wittig reaction, Ru catalysis, chiral auxiliaries, enantioselective reagents, metal catalysts and organocatalysts and sections on Electrophilic alkenes, Organosulfur chemistry, Oxidations, and Radical reactions.
Jul 2010
New learning designs added as part of the iChem3D project funded by JISC. The new learning sequences are designed to guide users through the organic reactions step-by-step and the new self-assessment activities are designed to test the material covered. The pages with these additional features are in the 'Organic Reactions' section and are shown in italics/underlined

Organopalladium catalytic cycles for Carbonylative Kosugi-Migita-Stille Coupling Reaction, Carbonylation Of A Vinyl Bromide, Palladium-catalysed nucleophilic allylic substitution and The Suzuki Reaction added

A Level Chemistry section added. This section is based on the AQA specifications and covers information on atomic orbitals and AS/A Level organic mechanisms
Sep 2009
Organopalladium catalytic cycles for Heck reaction and Stille coupling added
Jul 2009
Major new section on aromatic heterocyclic chemistry - pyridine, pyridine N-oxide, pyridone, pyrrole
Jan 2009
Press release: 64,000 visitors from 158 countries in first year of operation
Sep 2008
Major new sections on Rearrangements, Fragmentations, Carbenes, Baldwin's Rules, Alkene synthesis and reactions involving Silicon and Boron.

Charges and lone pairs are now included in the animated sequences.
Jun 2008
Discussion forum opened and new logo designed by Lyndsey Vernon.
May 2008
Lecturers/Instructor's guide added
May 2008
Pericyclic reactions added based on Richard Windsor's project-1,3-dipolar cycloadditions, sigmatropic rearrangements, electrocyclic reactions
Feb 2008
Stereospecific E2 eliminations in acyclic and cyclic molecules added
Feb 2008
Molecular photo booth feature in resizable window view - works with IE
Feb 2008
UV spectroscopy and MOs added
Jan 2008
Atomic and bonding molecular orbitals for small molecules added
Jan 2008
Dipoles and electrostatic surfaces with HOMO and LUMO added
Dec 2007
Molecular vibrations - infra-red spectroscopy added