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September 18, 2017

Revisiting a palladium cluster leads to an intricate surprise

Chemists find that a palladium cyclopropenium complex reported in 1964 has a more complex structure than originally thought

September 15, 2017

DNA robot sorts and delivers

Nucleic acid construct picks up, moves, and drops off fluorescent cargo to predetermined locations

September 14, 2017

One-pot synthesis yields grapevine moth sex pheromone

Ecofriendly vineyard pest control made more efficiently by new process

September 14, 2017

Enzyme coordinates pericyclic reaction trifecta

LepI catalyzes three concerted rearrangements en route to the natural insecticide leporin C

September 11, 2017

Cross metathesis cleaves and restitches single bonds

Method merges two four-membered rings into an eight-membered macrocycle

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