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April 17, 2015

Liquor-Store Spirits Provide Green Alternative To HPLC Solvents

Analytical Chemistry: Rum or vodka combined with household products produces high-quality results when used in high-performance liquid chromatography

April 16, 2015

Technique Adds Proteins To Membranes At Specific Sites And Times

Biomodification: Lipid, linker, and photocaging give researchers exquisite control over accessorizing cell membranes and vesicles

April 13, 2015

A New Round Of Fluorocyclopropanes

Organic Synthesis: Streamlined synthesis provides a new option for making key subunits of small-molecule drugs and agrochemicals

April 13, 2015

Complex Cyanides Observed In Deep Space

Astrochemistry: Molecules in protoplanetary disk suggest complex organic chemistry is ubiquitous in the universe

April 13, 2015

Piperidynes Take A New Number

Organic Synthesis: The first example of a 3,4-piperidyne opens up a new path to preparing nitrogen heterocycles as drug candidates

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