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January 16, 2017

Chromium complex has a long luminescent glow

New chelating ligand stabilizes zerovalent chromium, dramatically lengthening the excited-state lifetime for first-row transition metals

December 14, 2016

Electrides join 2-D materials club

Nanosheets of ionic solids consisting of atomic planes separated by layers of electrons may find electronics applications

December 5, 2016

Coupling phenols and allylic alcohols

Palladium-catalyzed enantioselective oxa-Heck reaction creates chemical building blocks that are difficult to make through standard synthetic procedures

November 21, 2016

Reaction regioselectivity doesn’t require a transition state

Solvent dynamics are key to preferential nitration of toluene at ortho and para ring positions

November 7, 2016

Onward to simpler C–H functionalizations

Chemists develop a new class of copper catalyst for aromatic imidations and a simple selectivity rule to predict product outcome

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