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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 biorthogonal reactions catalytically

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

April 27, 2016

Robust route for carbonyl-olefin metathesis

Iron catalyst spurs synthesis of five-membered rings

April 27, 2016

How the first nucleotides might have formed on Earth

Model compounds spontaneously form nucleotides under prebiotic conditions

April 25, 2016

Novel two-part lantibiotic identified

Two polypeptides work in tandem to kill drug-resistant bacterial strains

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