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October 16, 2017

Liquid MOFs debut

Framework compound retains crystal structure and porosity in a high-temperature liquid state

October 16, 2017

Chemists build a triple norbornane

After exploring a computer-generated ‘chemical space’ database, team takes on the challenging synthesis of a new polycyclic hydrocarbon

October 12, 2017

Enzyme beats catalysts at oxidation game

Directed evolution yields enzyme that oxidizes alkenes in a unique way

October 12, 2017

Bryostatin advances: A shorter synthesis and an HIV takedown

29-step route promises to boost dwindling supply of bryostatin 1, while an analog kicks latent virus out of cells and kills it

October 9, 2017

AkzoNobel has new route to ethyleneamines

Dutch firm claims technology is a ‘game changer’

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