If you are interested in getting your procedures here, please let me know. The kind of procedures I would like to post here is a detailed write-up you would find in Organic Syntheses. Of course, Org Prep Daily does not compare even remotely – Organic Syntheses is a famous source of synthetic procedures and a golden standard of how good procedures should look like. It’s a real journal – and if you publish there you have a new entry in your CV publication list. But you may consider sending your procedures to Org Prep Daily just as well – you could see it posted the next day. And the bareer to getting your procedure and name into Org Prep Daily page is not that high. Plus, you get puzzling comments from people reading your stuff.
The preparative procedures here don’t have to be new – a good reproduction of original procedures or their slight modification is just as valuable. The criterion is reproducibility and general usefulness. The idea is that you did the procedure with your hands – preferably several times – and you have all experimental details available (NMRs, solvents used for crystallization, volumes, reaction times, etc.) and the procedure is useful to other chemists in medchem labs and academia. It is required that the procedure is robust enough that it will work in hands of an average chemist on the first try unless he does some blatant srew-up. (I hate simple-looking procedures with 81% published yield that later turns out to be 18% in reality). The starting material should be commercially available – or if not, it should be accessible in just few steps for which there is a good literature procedure. Also, if you submit multiple procedures, they shouldn’t be repetitive (for example, if you send me 10 procedures for 10 very similar aryl-substituted porphyrins differing only by the aryl substituents, I will post only one).
Putting up things here is a disclosure, so one should be careful about the project for which the work was done. If you are unsure about how your company or professor would react to your posting on Org Prep Daily, ask them first. (I would hate getting letters from lawyers asking me to take down some post or to go to court). It is a public domain so the procedures here are for everyone to see and use.
The way this kind of collaboration could begin is that you would e-mail me your procedure with a separate reaction scheme in ChemDraw (with ACS-style drawing setting) and I would put it up for you, with your name or nick of your choice. If things work well and the quality of your submissions is consistent and good, I would give you the site admin access and your could post on this site directly. Please, let me know if you are interested.
Of course, you can just as well start your own blog/chemistry page, for example wordpress.com hosting is free and the software is good and easy to use. But there is a reason why you should consider joining with Org Prep Daily: I would like to maintain a good quality of the procedures that appear here but I will try to make it fast and easy for chemists to post things here. If we convince few professional chemists to send here their good procedures – procedures that otherwise wouldn’t get published – and if Org Prep Daily readership grows, we could gradually improve the quality and make Org Prep Daily into a respectable and perhaps even mainstream chemistry site.