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January 16, 2017

Chromium complex has a long luminescent glow

New chelating ligand stabilizes zerovalent chromium, dramatically lengthening the excited-state lifetime for first-row transition metals

January 12, 2017

Braiding a molecular knot

Chemists up the complexity of these tangled structures by weaving three strands together instead of just two

January 9, 2017

Biocatalytic cofactor recycled efficiently

Process could reduce cost of making NADP+ by more than five orders of magnitude

January 9, 2017

New strategy to prevent blood clots could come with lower bleeding risk

Previously understudied drug target could offer safer, more effective treatments for some cardiovascular diseases

January 9, 2017

Tetratriflylpropene: A new organic superacid is in town

Chemists design a strong allylic C–H acid for Brønsted and Lewis acid catalysis

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