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  • New Looks At Two Classic Reactions

    It’s hard to imagine a functional group that’s been more heavily studied than amides. They are, of course, the literal backbone of protein chemistry… Read More
  • George Olah, 1927-2017

    George Olah, 1994 Nobelist in chemistry, has passed away. Yet another of the extremely distinguished list of Hungarian-born scientists of the 20th century, Olah… Read More
  • Modifying Natural Products, And How

    The field of late-stage modification of complex structures has seen several advances in the last few years, and this is just the sort of thing that medicinal ch… Read More
  • Triangulene, By Force

    The molecule on the right is triangulene, and it’s an odd one. You’d think at first that you could fill everything in with alternating double bonds… Read More
  • How Not to Do It: TATP

    You may well have heard about an incident at the University of Bristol, where a student inadvertently prepared some triacetone triperoxide (TATP). That’s… Read More
  • Phil Baran Takes on the Crowd

    This should be interesting – Phil Baran of Scripps will be going on Reddit at 2 PM EST (update: looks like he’s already at it) to do one of their &# Read More
  • More Spring-Loaded Reagents

    I wrote just about this time last year about a new “strain-release” bond forming reaction system from the Baran group at Scripps. Now they’ve… Read More
  • Allotropes, Allotropes Everywhere

    I’ve always liked allotropes, and I think that a lot of chemists do. The idea of the same pure element forming completely different materials (graphite a… Read More
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