While this blog has a incredibly generic name, its content is certainly not bland. It is a multi-author blog written by chemists of in all fields who are mostly students in college. It posts chemistry news, chemistry jokes, and information about chemistry computing tools.
Useful Chem is the online notebook of a Drexel University Lab which is working on synthesizing new anti-malaria drugs. As such, it has details of the laboratory life as well as comments on using the internet in science research.
One of the largest uses of organic chemistry in industry is in drug design and production, and Practical Fragments posts on the practical matters of making drugs, particularly when using the Fragment-based Drug Design. The contents are highly technical, but clearly written.
This blog is all about synthesis, constantly posting on new syntheses of natural products and methodologies. While the syntheses can be complicating, seeing all those different processes may help advances students get a feel for chemical reactions in the real world.
Drug Discovery Opinionhttp://drugdiscoveryopinion.com/
This blog is run by a biotech consulting firm that specializes in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. Posts cover different medicinal compounds, their discovery and possible uses in medicine from a medicinal chemistry perspective.
All Things Metathesishttp://allthingsmetathesis.com/
All Things Metathesis is a blog that does one thing, and does it well: post information on metathesis, a way of using double bounds to react organic molecules together. If you are interested in learning more about metathesis, this is definitely the blog for you. It is run by a environmentally-friendly metathesis catalyst company.
As the name suggests, this blog is a news blog about chemistry, with notes on science education, women and science, and organic chemistry topics like replacements for toxic bisphenol-A. It is run by the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Affiliated with Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine, On Pharma analyzes the news in the pharmaceutical industry, including taking on alternative medicine. It has mostly industry news, but also has news about new drugs.
Puff the Mutant Dragonhttp://puffthemutantdragon.wordpress.com/
Puff the Mutant Dragon writes fascinating explorations in the history of science, including organic chemistry, which the blogger explains at a level suitable to people who have nothing but basic chemistry. While this is a new blog, the series on chemical warfare is not to be missed.
In Vivo is a news blog about the pharmaceutical industry. While its chemistry content is sparse, this business information is of interest to anyone with a degree in organic chemistry who wants to go into drug creation, since this is the environment in which drugs are created.