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April 21, 2017

New way to make chiral arenes

Combined chemical and biocatalytic method installs group important in drug design

April 21, 2017

Lowest density MOF to date

Simple building blocks produce complex structure with a unit cell made up of 816 uranium nodes and 816 organic linkers

April 19, 2017

Fungal duo isolated from toxic lake produce novel antibiotic

Berkeley Pit fungi grown together make an antibiotic that fights MRSA

April 17, 2017

Carbon nanobelt fashioned at last

Iterative Wittig reactions and aryl-aryl coupling knit together the fused ring structure

April 17, 2017

Drawing water from dry air

A MOF is at the heart of a sunlight-powered device that pulls water from air with low humidity

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