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2 August 2008 - Total synthesis
A novel racemic codeine total synthesis was presented recently by Varin et al. (DOI). Many such efforts for codeine and ....
7 August 2008 - Fun with ISI
The ISI Web of Knowledge database has a new feature: sorting articles by Most Cited. So why not give it a go. Selecting ....
8 August 2008 - reality check for computational chemists
In a recent essay Roald Hoffmann, Paul von Rague Schleyer and Henry F. Schaefer (HSS) invite fellow computational chemis ....
18 August 2008 updated 20 August
What should be a straightforward exercise in beta-aminoketone synthesis by several Chinese researchers (Yong Xin et al. ....
22 august 2008 - The war on bugs
The chemical platensimycin is isolated from Streptomyces platensist and was found to be effective against a whole range ....
29 August 2008 - Total synthesis
A close cousin of Platensimycin (See here) is called platencin : a metabolite of a similar strain of microbe (discovere ....