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September 1, 2014

As FDA Decision Loomed For Suvorexant, Chemists Discussed Sleep Drug Field’s Big Questions

ACS Meeting News: Symposium addressed selectivity, dosing of orexin receptor antagonists

September 1, 2014

Green Cross-Coupling Affordably Sized Up

Aryldiazonium salts provide an alternative to aryl halides and use milder conditions in cost-effective process-scale Suzuki-Miyaura reactions

September 1, 2014

A New And Improved Cyclic Polyphosphate

Now available in an organic-soluble form, tetrametaphosphate might finally find broad use in catalysis and biochemical phosphorylations

September 1, 2014

Aiming For HIV’s Weak Spot

Scientists seek ways to block the virus before it can infect a single cell

September 1, 2014

Improved Route To Chiral Amines

Biocatalysis: Amine donor eliminates by-product inhibition in ω-transaminase-based synthesis

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