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July 2, 2015

Peppermint Bombs Blast Bacterial Biofilms

Microbiology: Silica nanoparticles encapsulate peppermint oil droplets to break through microbial defenses

June 30, 2015

New Route To Rare Heterocycles

Organic Synthesis: Surprisingly stable dicarbonyls react to yield unusual ring-based products

June 29, 2015

Editing Oxygen Out Of Carbohydrates

Bioprocessing: Deleting C–O bonds from sugar-derived polyols leads to valuable chiral synthetic building blocks

June 29, 2015

Greening Up The Aromatic Finkelstein

Organic Synthesis: Light-driven iodine exchange provides a more straightforward option for preparing versatile iodide reagents

June 29, 2015

New Way To Ride Herd On Oil Spills

Materials Chemistry: Unlike current non-biodegradable “herders,” new agents do a disappearing act

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