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April 14, 2014

Cross-Coupling Yields Tertiary Fluorides

A new catalytic enantioselective Negishi cross-coupling process delivers a diverse array of tertiary alkyl fluorides

April 14, 2014

Reactions May Help Drugmakers Add ‘Magic Methyls’ More Easily

Complementary techniques enhance molecules with methyl groups to aid the search for bioactivity-enhancing sweet spots

April 14, 2014

ACS Meeting News: Fifty Years Of The James Flack Norris Award In Physical Organic Chemistry

On anniversary, awardees reminisce on the award and the field it honors

April 11, 2014

Mixing And Matching Metals

Organometallics: Chemists create an inorganic Grignard reagent to forge metal-metal bonds

April 11, 2014

Constructing Crowded Carbons

Organic Synthesis: Chemists use Mizoroki-Heck reaction to tackle tough-to-make motif

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