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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

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

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