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18 May 2008 - Total synthesis
Oseltamivir is an important antiviral drug used in the treatment of influenza. It is currently produced commercially in ....
16 February 2008 - Bad luck
Computational chemistry requires big computers. A researcher from Trinity University, San Antonio was just barely able t ....
29 March 2008 - IT
My library recently installed Vista on all their computers with some unexpected consequences. All of a sudden pdf files ....
20 April 2008 - Internet
For a moment there it seemed www.chemrefer.com had disappeared. The url now links to chemspider.com. Turns out chemspide ....
25 April 2008
On April 25 2008 Chemical company AkzoNobel presented a new company logo very similar to the previous one designed by Wo ....
30 April 2008 - Physical chemistry
Pi - pi stacking is a popular chemistry concept describing how aromatic molecules are stabilized when oriented face-to-f ....
01 May 2008 - Catalysis
The Suzuki reaction is a coupling reaction between an aryl halide and an aryl boronic acid catalyzed by palladium metal ....
06 May 2008 - Organic chemistry
C-H bond activation is a hot topic in current chemistry potentially converting cheap and abundant alkanes into valuable ....
08 May 2008 - General chemistry
The Mendeleev periodic table is over 140 years old but is not the only periodic table in existence and new representatio ....
09 May 2008 - cheminformatics
This week the journal Nature reported on the latest chemistry open-access initiative called chemspider at www.chemspide ....
12 May 2008 - Total synthesis
A new total synthesis from the lab of Paul Wender converts phobol to prostratin in 5 easy steps (DOI). Prostratin is ....
14 May 2008 - Organic chemistry
Still on the to-do list for organic chemists: the organic synthesis of the seemingly simple compound tetra-tert-butylet ....
20 May 2008 - Gone!
The so-called missing-xenon problem is one worthy for inclusion into the Wikipedia list of unsolved problems in chemistr ....
21 May 2008 - FLP chemistry
Hydrogenation in organic chemistry generally requires a metal such as palladium to work. Alternatives that do away with ....
24 May 2008 - Molecular machinery
Molecular machines are molecules that mimic life-size machines and can be found in abundance in the shape of molecular s ....