Web Date: January 8, 2016
Happy Accident Leads To Faster Synthesis
When a power outage hit the labs of biochemist Tilman M. Hackeng of the University of Maastricht, his colleague Stijn M. Agten rushed to remove some samples from their ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry machine. Agten was monitoring the progress of an oxime ligation reaction, and to give himself time to reboot the machine, he froze his samples to -20 ˚C, expecting to slow the reaction rates and allow him to salvage something from his . . .
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