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03 April 2009 - concepts
What: Redox economy, as recently reviewed/redefined by Burns, Baran & Hoffmann (DOI) as the reduction of the number of ....
11 April 2009 - News
Acenes are compounds constructed as an array of linearly fused benzene rings and of some importance to the field of orga ....
18 April 2009 - News
The David MacMillan group recently came up with a way to remove an amino group from an arene. In this way the amine can ....
23 April 2009 - Chirality
In a now classic experiment in spontaneous symmetry breaking, Kondepudy, Kaufman and Singh in 1990 crystallized the chem ....
26 April 2009 - total synthesis
You have been warned (previous post here), this is platencin total synthesis number 10 (Varseev & Maier 2009 DOI). S ....
28 April 2009 - synthesis 17 to 19
Back in the news this week : oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in high demand as a last defence against the swine flu (aka Mexican f ....