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04 December 2009 - Organic synthesis
One organic reaction that over the course of a century has been tried but again and again failed to deliver is the doubl ....
08 December 2009 - Part I
A new feature of Wikipedia is called Wiki Books that you can create from within wikipedia itself. You collect a number o ....
08 December 2009 - Fullerenes
Circulenes are closed rings consisting of benzene rings. As of this month the smallest possible ring is no longer 5 but ....
14 December 2009 - FLP chemistry
Three months ago Stephan et al. demonstrated carbon dioxide sequestration by FLP chemistry (frustrated Lewis pairs) (pre ....
23 December 2009 - Dinitrogen cleavage
Splitting dinitrogen is not easy. Although nature is very efficient in converting nitrogen to ammonia in nitrogen fixati ....
29 December 2009 - Counter terrorism
As the son of a high ranking Nigerian banking official suspected terrorist Abdulmutallab of course carried a diplomatic ....