Volume 95 Issue 2 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 9, 2017 | Web Date: January 4, 2017

Phosphorus garners an organic starring role

Chemists prepare the phosphorus analog of cyanuric acid for the first time
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: synthesis, urea, cyanuric acid, phosphorus analog

Over time, chemists have synthesized an incredible array of molecules that combine carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen. Second row periodic table elements such as phosphorus and sulfur have made important guest appearances in compounds, but they tend not to form heavy analogs of common CHNO organic molecules. A research team based at ETH Zurich has reported a rare exception by preparing the phosphorus analog of cyanuric acid.

A six-membered heterocyclic ring, cyanuric acid, C3N3(OH)3, and . . .

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