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February 16, 2017

New amination chemistry brought to light

Photogenerated radical cations yield amines previously impossible to make

February 16, 2017

Organics found on dwarf planet Ceres

Dawn spacecraft’s discovery suggests chemistry needed to make life’s building blocks is widespread in solar system

February 15, 2017

Mussel glues rely on cation-aromatic attraction

Protein adhesives that anchor the shellfish to rocks get their strength from cation-π interactions between amino acids, study suggests

February 15, 2017

Pinning a bull’s-eye on cancer cells

Bioorthogonal technique adds azide groups to cancer cell surfaces for selective drug targeting

February 13, 2017

A new ‘sulflower’ has bloomed

Persulfurated coronene joins octathio[8]circulene as the second member of a new class of carbon sulfide compounds

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