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May 2, 2016

Metathesis method makes E-alkenyl halides

Kinetic control yields thermodynamically less stable olefin isomer

May 2, 2016

Arsenic joins the cyanate family

Chemists prepare 2-arsaethynolate, a heavy companion to nitrogen and phosphorus cyanate analogs

May 2, 2016

Perspectives: Back to the future of chemistry

A chemistry stalwart says the field must remain the creative and useful science, and not become the narrow science

April 29, 2016

Chemists introduce a user’s guide for palladium acetate

Better understanding of the catalyst precursor’s properties could make palladium catalysis more predictable and reproducible

April 29, 2016

Turning on bioorthogonal reactions catalytically

Catalysts could help researchers control when and where tetrazine ligations occur in cells or organisms

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