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April 24, 2017

Extending the reach of covalent drugs

Inhibitors that bond covalently with oxidized protein residues could represent a new class of drugs

April 24, 2017

New route to unbranched alkenyl and alkyl arenes

Catalytic reaction makes compounds used industrially to produce soaps, detergents, and additives

April 24, 2017

Forging olefins via decarboxylation

New reaction takes advantage of plentiful carboxylic acid starting materials and sidesteps olefin geometry problems

April 21, 2017

New way to make chiral arenes

Combined chemical and biocatalytic method installs group important in drug design

April 21, 2017

Lowest density MOF to date

Simple building blocks produce complex structure with a unit cell made up of 816 uranium nodes and 816 organic linkers

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