Issue Date: October 10, 2011
When Peter Murray-Rust thinks about technological advances that have come to the field of organic synthesis in the past 50 years or so, only one thing springs to mind: ground glass joints. “If we look at what a lot of chemists do, it’s no different from what 19th-century chemists did, apart from ground glass joints,” he says. “Ground glass components were a technology that revolutionized the ease of chemical synthesis and brought it from the . . .
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