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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

Putting a human cost on endocrine disruptors

Study quantifies health care spending and lost wages stemming from low-level exposures to certain synthetic chemicals

October 17, 2016

The Nazi origins of deadly nerve gases

Third Reich chemists invented the devastating chemical weapons, but the Nazis didn’t deploy them against the Allies during World War II

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

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