Volume 95 Issue 36 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 11, 2017 | Web Date: September 7, 2017

Chemists retract 15-year-old paper and publish a revised version

After discovering they misidentified the molecule central to the study, researchers carry out a structural do over
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: research integrity, macrocycle, lanthanide complex, chemical structure

In what is being called an honest mistake, a research group has reported that the structure of the headline compound from a paper it published in 2002 is incorrect. To set the record straight, the team has retracted the paper and at the same time published a new paper reporting the actual structure.

This strategy offers chemists a palatable way to correct the literature when a pervasive error is found and the error is not . . .

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