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October 29, 2014

Frustrated Lewis Pairs Turn Carbonyls Into Alcohols

Reaction system enables the first metal-free catalytic hydrogenations of ketones and aldehydes

October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Flavor

Popular lattes and treats contain no pumpkin, but boast plenty of food chemistry

October 20, 2014

Proton Source Guides Two-Way Selectivity

Asymmetric protonation features unusual enantioselectivity switch that occurs just from changing the proton source

October 20, 2014

Organofluorine Framework Soaks Up Fluorocarbons

Material assembled from a fluorinated molecule could be used to contain greenhouse gases

October 20, 2014

Variation On An HF Fluorination Theme

Designer fluorinating reagent provides regioselective synthesis of fluoroalkenes from alkynes

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