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October 19, 2016

One-step method determines reaction products’ yield, enantiomeric excess, and configuration

Technique accelerates evaluation of amine-containing chiral compounds

October 17, 2016

Ramped-up route to polyrotaxanes

Iterative process threads multiple rings onto molecule’s axle with high yields

October 17, 2016

Marine microbial dehalogenase removes unwanted bromine

Extra bromine needs to go before final coupling reaction in the biosynthesis of pentabromopseudilin

October 10, 2016

Fluoroamide fluorinates itself

In an iron-catalyzed process, the reagent acts as the fluorine source and provides its own directing group for late-stage C–H fluorinations

September 28, 2016

Designer protein’s units communicate

Allosteric metalloprotein’s disulfide bond senses presence or absence of zinc ions at remote site

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