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July 25, 2016

Shortcut leads to branched tryptophans

An evolved enzyme builds β-branched tryptophan analogs in one step

July 25, 2016

Pnictogens make chain-link progress

Chemists string together four different group 15 elements in a molecule, and aim to get in all five elements if they can

July 25, 2016

Synthetic cell membranes remodeled chemically

Technique could lead to better understanding of how biological membranes work

July 25, 2016

Boron chemistry branches out

Electron poor but chemically rich element with a storied past continues to surprise with a surge of new developments

July 20, 2016

Chemists string together four different group 15 elements in a single molecule

Research team aims to someday get in all five elements, dubbed pnictogens, if they can

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