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01 July 2009 - Metal catalysis Updated 30-9
Some words of caution from Buchwald & Bolm this week in the Angewandte (DOI) on the use of catalysts. They observe that ....
02 July 2009 - Part II
White phosphorus (P4) is known to react violently with oxygen and Mal et al. (DOI) have found a novel way to keep this f ....
06 July 2009 - on the web part II
Once again a tour of the chemistry blogs from the past several weeks. Useful Chemistry is an so-called Open Notebook ....
10 July 2009 - The new miracle drug
This week Nature speculates (DOI) about the use of rapamycin as a longevity, aging-intervention or anti-ageing drug in a ....
10 July 2009 - One-pot reactions
In multicomponent reactions several chemicals are brought together in a single reactor with formation of a single reacti ....
16 July 2009 - The future
Paul Wender and Benjamin Miller in a recent contribution to Nature (DOI) discuss the future of organic synthesis. Here a ....
20 July 2009 - Two minds, one idea
Every now and then two articles from two separate research groups appear at the same time having almost identical conten ....
29 July 2009 - almost a formal synthesis
A new stab at Taxol total synthesis by Goldring, Pattenden and Rimmington (DOI). Their strategy a free radical cascade r ....