February 1, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 3)

URL:
http://cmld.bu.edu/index.html

Rating:
Strong Points: Overview of topic
Weak Points: Needs Expansion

Summary:
Clever title, eh? Let’s call it CMLD here. A relatively new NIGMS-funded site at Boston University, CMLD focuses “on the discovery of new methodologies to produce novel chemical libraries of unprecedented complexity for biological screening.” Small molecule chemistry/biochemistry is hot, and CMLD is one place to stay abreast of this rapidly advancing field. Visitors to the site will notice the increasing use of the word “libraries” in conjunction with chemical collections, paralleling the similar use of the word by molecular biologists. Chemical libraries require (in some cases) novel stereo-controlled synthesis methods and these too are a part of the project. Access to protocols requires registration, however. Other features of the site include a small collection of links and a section (small) of positions available. Hopefully CMLD will expand soon.