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May 22, 2017

New radical iodoamide reagent conquers challenging iodoalkane synthesis

Hydantoin derivative is the first compound capable of direct C–H iodination of linear and cyclic alkanes

May 22, 2017

Bulky alkane dimer breaks record for distance between hydrogens on different molecules

Polarizable tert-butyl groups help attract rather than repel methane hydrogens

May 22, 2017

A small-scale reactor for light-driven chemistry

Benchtop setup standardizes conditions for photochemical reactions, boosting reproducibility between research groups

May 11, 2017

Molecular prosthetic moves iron into, out of, and within cells

Small molecule stands in for missing iron transporters associated with anemia

May 5, 2017

Improved routes to thapsigargin

Two new syntheses could lead to scale-up of anticancer agent

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