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June 27, 2016

Patent royalties suit against Harvard settled

Details of the agreement between former grad student Mark Charest and the school are undisclosed

June 27, 2016

Stable phosphorus carbene analog debuts

A phosphinidene isolated at room temperature allows the chemistry of this unusual species to be explored further

June 27, 2016

Molecular knot ties up anions to catalyze reactions

Chemists find a practical purpose for an aesthetically-appealing molecule

June 24, 2016

Ligands could help recycle nuclear waste

Robust nitrogen-based ligands bind selectively to actinides and separate them for potential reuse in nuclear fuel

June 24, 2016

Light and organic chemistry could make smarter, flexible devices

A blend of organic materials bolsters bendable data storage devices

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