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July 20, 2017

Polymer ‘pulleys’ could boost Li-ion battery performance

Mechanical polymers prevent silicon anode disintegration

July 17, 2017

Automating reaction discovery

Approach combines chemical design and informatics to find new chemical transformations

July 17, 2017

Malaria drug prevents Zika-related birth defects in mice

Hydroxychloroquine stops pregnant mice from spreading virus to offspring

July 17, 2017

Making ring compounds for DNA-encoded libraries

Adding magnesium enables ring-closing metathesis reactions on DNA-tagged molecules

July 13, 2017

Automating reaction discovery

Approach combines chemical design and informatics to find new chemical transformations

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