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September 26, 2016

Blue-light special on perfluoroalkylations

Combining photochemical synthesis with a continuous-flow reactor leads to practical kilogram-scale arene trifluoromethylations

September 26, 2016

Detoxifying VX

Calixarene compounds deactivate deadly organophosphonate nerve agents in a matter of minutes

September 23, 2016

Radical protein modifications

Versatile method uses C–C bond formation to decorate proteins with various groups

September 20, 2016

A look at the explosives used in the New York bombing

Some reports suggest bombs contained a combination of Tannerite and HMTD

September 19, 2016

A cozy carbon wrap for osmium

Ligand features an unprecedented five carbons bound to a metal, with the complexes showing promise as photothermal cancer therapy agents

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