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August 21, 2016

Pnictogen-silicon additions to the inorganic benzene family

Phosphorus-silicon and arsenic-silicon benzene analogs expand the collection of inorganic aromatic ring compounds

August 21, 2016

Structures solved by locking molecules in place

Covalently linking compounds to a chiral MOF steadies them for structural studies via X-ray diffraction

August 19, 2016

Membrane separates hydrocarbon isomers in energy-saving process

So-called carbon molecular sieve purifies precious para-xylene from an isomeric mix using reverse osmosis

August 16, 2016

Organic crystals designed for flexibility

Harnessing weak interactions between molecular building blocks could be a design strategy for organic electronic materials or pharmaceutical additives

August 12, 2016

A faster way to find medicines hiding in nature

Crystallography approach creates a shortcut for capturing and characterizing enzyme inhibitors from wild microbes

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