Volume 94 Issue 30 | p. 11 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 25, 2016

Pnictogens make chain-link progress

Chemists string together four different group 15 elements in a molecule, and aim to get in all five elements if they can
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: inorganic chemistry, synthesis, inorganic chemistry, pnictogen, group 15, main-group chemistry

One of the joys of inorganic chemistry is exploring the periodic table to see what new and interesting things can be done with the elements. For Alexander Hinz of Oxford University and Axel Schulz and Alexander Villinger of the University of Rostock, that joy comes from stringing together as many different elements in a periodic group as possible to form heterocyclic rings. The team was working toward making a ring containing . . .

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